olecranon


olec·ra·non

noun \ō-ˈle-krə-ˌnän\

Definition of OLECRANON

:  the process of the ulna projecting behind the elbow joint

Origin of OLECRANON

New Latin, from Greek ōlekranon, from ōlenē elbow + kranion skull — more at ell, cranium
First Known Use: circa 1741

olec·ra·non

noun \ō-ˈlek-rə-ˌnän\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OLECRANON

: the large process of the ulna that projects behind the elbow, forms the bony prominence of the elbow, and receives the insertion of the triceps muscle

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