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radial fossa of humerus


Definition: a shallow depression on the anterior aspect of the distal humerus, superior to the capitulum of the humerus and lateral to the coronoid fossa, in which the margin of the head of the radius rests when the elbow is in extreme flexion.

Synonym(s): fossa radialis humeriTA

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