Definition of glenohumeral in English:


Syllabification: glen·o·hu·mer·al
Pronunciation: /ˌɡlēnōˈ(h)yo͞omərəl


Relating to the shoulder joint: elite tennis players were at risk of developing glenohumeral osteoarthritis
More example sentences
  • "The scapula is pinned between the bar and the bench, causing the humerus [upper arm bone] to grind into and overload the glenohumeral joint."
  • The one abnormality that was detected was the range of movement of the glenohumeral joint is somewhat limited.
  • The largest joint - and the one most often affected by arthritis - is the glenohumeral joint.


mid 19th century: from glenoid (see glenoid fossa) + humeral.

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