olecranon

noun olec·ra·non \ ō-ˈle-krə-ˌnän \

Definition of olecranon

: the process of the ulna projecting behind the elbow joint

Origin and Etymology of olecranon

New Latin, from Greek ōlekranon, from ōlenē elbow + kranion skull — more at ell, cranium


Medical Dictionary

olecranon

noun olec·ra·non \ ō-ˈlek-rə-ˌnän \

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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