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Meaning of humerus

hu•mer•us

Pronunciation: (hy'mur-us or, often, y'-), [key]
— pl. -mer•i
  1. the long bone in the arm of humans extending from the shoulder to the elbow. See diagrams under
  2. brachium.
  3. a corresponding bone, structure, or region in the forelimbs of other animals or in the wings of birds or insects.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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