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humerus


Since replacing his humerus bone with a titanium rod, he has had a hard time getting through security checkpoints.
  upper arm bone (extending from the shoulder to the elbow)
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humerus humeri
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  • Since replacing his humerus bone with a titanium rod, he has had a hard time getting through security checkpoints.
  • His heavy pack twisted and ripped his left shoulder out of joint, breaking his humerus bone.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • A bit of humerus and tibia.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • ’tis very ill done, I am conscious, to expose messieurs the sergeants of the watch to the liability of cudgelling beneath this cassock the humerus of a Pythagorean philosopher.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  • …envelope he carried in his wallet—a little rectangle, which when held parallel to the ground was a black, opaque, reflective surface, but when held up to the sky, grew light and revealed very humanistic things: the transparent picture of a human body, with rib cage, the outline of the heart, the curve of the diaphragm, the bellows of the lungs, plus scapulae and humeri, all surrounded by a pale, hazy halo, the flesh—of which, against all reason, Hans Castorp had tasted on Mardi Gras.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   humerus [9] , ulna [9] , vertebrae [3] , femur [5] , sternum [5] , clavicle [7] , fibula [7] , mandible [7] , tibia [7] , metacarpal [8] , metatarsal [9] , patella [9] , ulna [9]
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