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olecranon

Pronunciation: o-lek'ra-non, o'le-kra'non

Definition: The prominent curved proximal extremity of the ulna, the upper and posterior surface of which gives attachment to the tendon of the triceps muscle, the anterior surface entering into the formation of the trochlear notch.

Synonym(s): elbow bone, olecranon process, point of elbow, tip of elbow

[G. the head or point of the elbow, fr. olene, ulna, + kranion, skull, head]

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