tennis elbow

noun

Definition of tennis elbow 

: inflammation and pain over the outer side of the elbow usually resulting from excessive strain on and twisting of the forearm

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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tennis elbow

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tennis elbow

: a condition in which you have pain on the outer side of your elbow that is caused by twisting or straining your lower arm

tennis elbow

noun
ten·​nis elbow | \ˈten-əs- \

Medical Definition of tennis elbow 

: inflammation and pain over the outer side of the elbow involving the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and usually resulting from excessive strain on and twisting of the forearm

called also lateral humeral epicondylitis

— compare little league elbow

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