Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of OLECRANON

Pronunciation:  ow'lekru`nân

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.