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elbow

1. the joint between the upper arm and the forearm, formed by the junction of the radius and ulna with the humerus
2. the corresponding joint or bone of birds or mammals

Elbow

Sharp corner in a pipe or conduit, as opposed to a bend, which has a larger radius of curvature.

elbow

[′el‚bō]
(anatomy)
The arm joint formed at the junction of the humerus, radius, and ulna.
(design engineering)
A fitting that connects two pipes at an angle, often of 90°.
A sharp corner in a pipe.
(electromagnetism)
In a waveguide, a bend of comparatively short radius, normally 90°, and sometimes for acute angles down to 15°.
(geography)
A sharp change in direction of a coast line, channel, bank, or so on.

elbow

elbows, 1
1. A pipe, sheet metal, or conduit fitting having a bend, usually 90°; a 90° elbow is also called an ell.
2. A crossette, 1.
3. A shoulder, 1.

Elbow

ignorant, blundering constable. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure]
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0 diameters of spiracle, apical area of propodeum pointed anteriorly, fore wing with intercubitus slightly shorter than abscissa of cubitus between intercubitus and second recurrent vein, tergite 2 longer and thyridial depression twice as long as broad.
Intercubitus equal to or sometimes somewhat longer than abscissa of cubitus between intercubitus and second recurrent vein.
Tegmen with median vein straight, longitudinal; cubitus veins suboblique, some of which reach the apical margin (Fig.
Tegmen long with median vein longitudinal; some cubitus branches reaching the apical margin and others oblique (Fig.
5], the M 3+4 fold is present, and the cubitus is forked.