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cubital fossa

 

Definition: the fossa in front of the elbow, bounded laterally and medially by the humeral origins of the extensors and flexors of the forearm, respectively, and superiorly by an imaginary line connecting the humeral condyles.

Synonym(s): fossa cubitalisTA, antecubital space, chelidon, triangle of elbow

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