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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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(əʊˈlɛkrəˌnɒn; ˌəʊlɪˈkreɪnən)
(Anatomy) anatomy the bony projection of the ulna behind the elbow joint
[C18: from Greek, shortened from ōlenokrānon, from ōlenē elbow + krānion head]
olecranal adj
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(oʊˈlɛk rəˌnɒn, ˌoʊ lɪˈkreɪ nɒn)

the upper end of the ulna, which forms the tip of the elbow.
[1720–30; < New Latin < Greek ōlékrānon point of the elbow]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.olecranon - process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extendedolecranon - process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
elbow bone, ulna - the inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm
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n olécranon m
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It is just a teensy weensy bit concerning that when it comes to small matters like the workings of the UK economy BoJo doesn't seem to be able to tell his imposing glutei maximi from his olecranon. But it'll all be right in the end because he's so damned lovable, and besides, lovely, cuddly Donald has promised us the biggest trade deal EVER, and he's certainly a man of his word.
I'd like you to get this checked out by your GP but it sounds to me like it may be something called Student's Elbow - or olecranon bursitis as it's formally known.
By the removal of the fibrous tissues from the olecranon fossa, further extension of the elbow can be achieved.
The mnemonic "CRITOE" (Capitellum, Radial head, Internal (medial) epicondyle, Trochlea, Olecranon and External (lateral) epicondyle) can help diagnose certain fractures, particularly those where an ossification center 'appears' out of the expected order.
3) In two forearms of a specimen, a small vestigial muscle was observed in the proximal part to the ulnar head of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, located between the olecranon and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, covering the ulnar nerve (Fig.
Then, the olecranon fossa was exposed, and abnormal callus, spur, or ectopic bone was removed.
Objective: To compare mean change in the Mayo Elbow Performance Score in olecranon fracture after treatment with tension band wiring and locking compression plate.
In one patient who had bone and nail bed defects with intact volar skin, a reverse fascial flap was performed after reconstruction of phalanx with a bone graft which was obtained from the olecranon. In one patient who had intact skin continuity and bone and nail defects, reverse fascial flap was performed after reconstruction with bone graft which is obtained from the olecranon.
The chronological order of appearance of the elbow ossification centers follows this rule: capitellum, radial head, medial epicondyle, trochlea, olecranon, and lateral epicondyle.
Its humeral head is small, and originates from the medial epicondyle; the origin of the ulnar head is extensive, and it attaches to the medial margin of the olecranon and proximal two-thirds of the posterior border of the ulna.
Elbow was exposed through standard midline posterior approach with incision beginning 5 cm distal to the tip of the olecranon and extending proximally in the arm up to 8 cm above the tip of the olecranon.
The electrodes were attached to the animal's skin after shaving and application of electrode jelly at the point just proximal to the olecranon on medial aspect and at the point proximal to patella on medial aspect.