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olecranon

o·lec·ra·non

 (ō-lĕk′rə-nŏn′)
n.
The large process on the upper end of the ulna that projects behind the elbow joint and forms the point of the elbow.

[Greek ōlekrānon : ōlenē, elbow; see el- in Indo-European roots + krānion, skull, head; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

o·lec′ra·nal (-nəl), o′le·cra′ni·al (ō′lĭ-krā′nē-əl), o′le·cra′ni·an (-nē-ən) adj.
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