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coronoid fossa

coronoid fossa in Medicine

coronoid fossa cor·o·noid fossa (kôr'ə-noid')
A hollow on the anterior surface of the distal end of the humerus, just above the trochlea, in which the coronoid process of the ulna rests when the elbow is flexed.

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  • In front we find the coronoid fossa, which is less deep than that of which we have just spoken.

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