- the part of the ulna beyond the elbow joint.
Origin of olecranon
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At the same time, the olecranon is curved strongly downwards.On Some Fossil Remains of Man
Thomas H. Huxley
The olecranon fossa is deep and there is no ent-epicondylar foramen.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
In the dog, the olecranon fossa communicates with the coronoid by an opening.
In the region of the elbow-joint, cellulitis is common around the olecranon.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The ulna presents at its superior extremity a posterior process, the olecranon, which forms the point of the elbow.
- 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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