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Meaning of OLECRANON

Pronunciation:  ow'lekru`nân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
 

OLECRANON is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: olecranon process
 
 See Also: appendage, elbow bone, outgrowth, process, ulna

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*lec"ra*non\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; ? elbow + krani`on
the head.] (Anat.)
The large process at the proximal end of the ulna which
projects behind the articulation with the humerus and forms
the bony prominence of the elbow.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The olecranon is the proximal part of the ulna bone which forms the elbow joint.
 

 

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