• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Humeral (Anat) Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • humeral Of or pertaining to the humerus.
    • humeral Of or pertaining to the upper arm or the shoulder.
    • humeral In entomology, pertaining to, or situated on or near, a humerus or anterior corner of the thorax or wing-cover.
    • humeral The exterior angle of a beetle's elytrum, adjoining the pronotum.
    • humeral A bend in the anterior margin of the wing, near the base, found in certain insects.
    • n humeral Same as amice, 2.
    • n humeral The second joint, counting from the base, of the pedipalp of a spider. It is generally long and rather slender.
    • n humeral The clavicle; a large bone of the shoulder-girdle of fishes. Not homologous with the bone called humeral by Agassiz, nor with that called humerus by Geoffroy or Owen or Erdl. Starks, Synonymy of the Fish Skeleton, p. 521.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Humeral hū′mėr-al belonging to the shoulder
    • n Humeral an oblong scarf worn round the priest's shoulders at certain parts of the Mass and of Benediction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. humerus, the shoulder: cf. F. huméral,


In literature:

I shall pass over lightly the following week, during which the Familey was packing for the country and all the servants were in a bad humer.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Call it the Fanaticism of 'making away with formulas, de humer les formulas.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
But to-day Deuceace was in one of his thundering black humers; and when in this way he wouldn't stop for man or devvle.
"Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I luv her muchly, however, and humer her little ways.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
HUMER, FRANK M., Houlton.
"The Story of The American Legion" by George Seay Wheat
Because of the large humeral head articulating as it does with a glenoid cavity, scapulohumeral luxations are very rare in the horse.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
After amputation the ligature had been awkwardly applied to the humeral artery.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Front, antennae towards the tips, and two humeral spots white.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Ante-humeral stripe: Odonata; a discolored stripe, approximately parallel to, but to the inner side of the humeral suture, q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
H. Humeral attachment of the great pectoral muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise

In news:

Bob McLain, the Forrest Gump of Broadcasting, stays on top of what's going on, and whether he sees the humerous side, or the serious side, he's not afraid to share it with you.
Biomet Receives FDA Clearance for Two New Products: E1 Humeral Bearing for the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System and the Comprehensive Segmental Revision System.
In adults we often see a vertically oriented radiolucent line along the humeral shaft, that is a vascular channel, and may be mistaken for a fracture line.
Debra Sherman and Caroline Humer Reuters.
"Ship of Fool" is a humerous book of poetry centered around the character 'Fool'.
With all the serious discussion today, I thought it was about time for a humerous diversion.
Relocation of the humeral head.