Olecranon vs. Olecranal - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Olecranon

    The olecranon from the Greek olene meaning elbow and kranon meaning head is the large, thick, curved bony eminence of the ulna, a long bone in the forearm that projects behind the elbow. It forms the most pointed portion of the elbow and is opposite to the cubital fossa or elbow pit. The olecranon serves as a lever for the extensor muscles that straighten the elbow joint.

Wiktionary

  • Olecranon (noun)

    The bony process at the top of the ulna forming the point of the elbow.

  • Olecranal (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the olecranon.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Olecranon (noun)

    a bony prominence at the elbow, on the upper end of the ulna.

Webster Dictionary

  • Olecranon (noun)

    The large process at the proximal end of the ulna which projects behind the articulation with the humerus and forms the bony prominence of the elbow.

  • Olecranal (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the olecranon.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Olecranon (noun)

    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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