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funny bone

n. Informal
1. A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve runs close to the surface and produces a sharp tingling sensation if knocked against the bone.
2. A sense of humor.

funny bone

n
(Anatomy) the area near the elbow where the ulnar nerve is close to the surface of the skin: when it is struck, a sharp tingling sensation is experienced along the forearm and hand. Also called (US): crazy bone

fun′ny bone`


n.
1. the part of the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes close to the surface and which, when struck, causes a peculiar tingling sensation in the arm and hand.
2. a sense of humor.
[1830–40]

funny bone

- A nerve, not a bone; the name is a pun on the humerus, the arm bone that gets strange tingles when it is bumped.
See also related terms for nerve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funny bone - a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone; "the funny bone is not humerus"
cubital nerve, nervus ulnaris, ulnar nerve - a nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow; supplies intrinsic muscles of the hand and the skin of the medial side of the hand
articulatio cubiti, cubital joint, cubitus, elbow, elbow joint, human elbow - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
Translations
änkestöttjuvsena

funny bone

n (fam) → osso cubitale

funny bone

n (fam) codo
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