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humeral

Syllabification: hu·mer·al
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞omərəl
 
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Definition of humeral in English:

adjective

[attributive]
1Of or relating to the humerus of a human or other vertebrate: a humeral fracture
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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