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olecranon process


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n olecranon process process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
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In literature:

Draw and state the precise position of the hyoid bone, the clavicle, the calcaneum, and the olecranon process.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Olecranon, the large process at the extremity of the larger bone of the fore-arm.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
The olecranon process of the ulna being slightly developed, it follows that the olecranon fossa is not large; neither is the coronoid.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer