olecranon

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noun olec·ra·non \ō-ˈle-krə-ˌnän\

Definition of olecranon

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1578


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olecranon

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noun olec·ra·non \ō-ˈlek-rə-ˌnän\

Medical Definition of olecranon

  1. :  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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