olecranon

noun
olec·​ra·​non | \ ō-ˈle-krə-ˌnän How to pronounce olecranon (audio) \

Definition of olecranon

: the process of the ulna projecting behind the elbow joint

First Known Use of olecranon

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for olecranon

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

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“Olecranon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olecranon. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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olecranon

noun
olec·​ra·​non | \ ō-ˈlek-rə-ˌnän How to pronounce olecranon (audio) \

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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