Definition of humeral in English:


Syllabification: hu·mer·al
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞omərəl


  • 1Of or relating to the humerus of a human or other vertebrate: a humeral fracture
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    • The examiner must check for associated injuries, including proximal humeral fractures, avulsion of the rotator cuff, and injuries to the adjacent neurovascular structures.
    • The treatment of stable proximal humeral fractures (those displaced less than 1 cm) consists of a shoulder immobilizer to prevent external rotation and abduction.
    • They surmised that the bone formation was caused by repetitive mechanical stress to the proximal humeral epiphysis during growth.
  • 1.1 Entomology Of, relating to, or in the region of the humerus on the wing of an insect: a humeral lobe
  • 2(In Catholic use) denoting a plain vestment worn around the shoulders when administering the sacrament.


late 16th century: from French, or from late Latin humeralis, from Latin humerus (see humerus).

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