ancon

[ ang-kon ]
/ ˈæŋ kɒn /
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noun, plural an·co·nes [ang-koh-neez] /æŋˈkoʊ niz/.

the elbow.
Architecture. a bracket or console, as one supporting part of a cornice.

Nearby words

  1. ancilia,
  2. ancilla,
  3. ancillary,
  4. ancipital,
  5. ancohuma,
  6. ancona,
  7. anconad,
  8. anconal,
  9. anconeal,
  10. anconeous muscle

Origin of ancon

1700–10; < Latin < Greek ankṓn elbow

Related formsan·co·nal [ang-kohn-l] /æŋˈkoʊn l/, an·co·ne·al [ang-koh-nee-uh l] /æŋˈkoʊ ni əl/, adjectivean·con·oid, adjectivesub·an·co·ne·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for anconal

ancon

ancone (ˈæŋkəʊn)

/ (ˈæŋkɒn) /

noun plural ancones (æŋˈkəʊniːz)

architect a projecting bracket or console supporting a cornice
a former technical name for elbow
Derived Formsanconal (æŋˈkəʊnəl) or anconeal (æŋˈkəʊnɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for ancon

C18: from Greek ankōn a bend

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Medicine definitions for anconal

anconal

[ ăngkə-nəl, ăng-kō- ]

adj.

Relating to the elbow.

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