- the part of the ulna beyond the elbow joint.
Origin of olecranon
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- anatomy the bony projection of the ulna behind the elbow joint
C18: from Greek, shortened from ōlenokrānon, from ōlenē elbow + krānion head
- The large process on the upper end of the ulna that projects behind the elbow joint and forms the point of the elbow.
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