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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.

olecranon

(əʊˈlɛkrəˌnɒn; ˌəʊlɪˈkreɪnən)
n
(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

o•lec•ra•non

(oʊˈlɛk rəˌnɒn, ˌoʊ lɪˈkreɪ nɒn)

n.
the upper end of the ulna, which forms the tip of the elbow.
[1720–30; < New Latin < Greek ōlékrānon point of the elbow]
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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olecranon

n olécranon m