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supracondylar process of humerus

 

Definition: an occasional spine projecting from the anteromedial surface of the humerus about 5 cm above the medial epicondyle to which it is joined by a fibrous band. The supracondylar foramen thus formed transmits the brachial artery and median nerve.

Synonym(s): processus supracondylaris humeriTA, supraepicondylar process

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