Hu"mer*al (?), a. [L. humerus the shoulder: cf. F. hum'eral.] Anat.

Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial.

Humeral veil R. C. Ch., a long, narrow veil or scarf of the same material as the vestments, worn round the shoulders by the officiating priest or his attendant at Mass, and used to protect the sacred vessels from contact with the hands.


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