ulna

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noun ul·na \ˈəl-nə\

Definition of ulna

plural

ulnae

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ulnas

  1. :  the bone on the little-finger side of the human forearm; also :  a corresponding part of the forelimb of vertebrates above fishes

ulnar

play \ˈəl-nər, -ˌnär\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ulna

New Latin, from Latin, elbow — more at ell


First Known Use: 1541


ULNA Defined for English Language Learners

ulna

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Definition of ulna for English Language Learners

  • medical : the bone in the lower part of your arm on the side that is opposite to your thumb


ULNA Defined for Kids

ulna

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noun ul·na \ˈəl-nə\

Definition of ulna for Students

plural

ulnas

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ulnae

\-nē\
  1. :  the bone on the little-finger side of the arm between the wrist and elbow


Medical Dictionary

ulna

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noun ul·na \ˈəl-nə\

Medical Definition of ulna

plural

ulnae

\-nē\play or

ulnas

  1. :  the bone on the little-finger side of the human forearm that forms with the humerus the elbow joint and serves as a pivot in rotation of the hand

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