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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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The right elbow injury could then only be diagnosed as anterior elbow dislocation, which we could not ascertain earlier in preoperative x-rays.
Proximal to the elbow joint, the ulnar nerve passes into the posterior compartment of the arm and descends between the medial epicondyle of the humerus and olecranon process of the ulna to form the ulnar groove.
Ober notes that some bulk transport drivers were initially reluctant to hook into his plant designs, for fear that the pneumatic transport lines with short-radius elbows would plug up with material.
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This enables the field segmentation of elbows during the installation of line pipes with minimum misalignment between pipe and fitting.
An attempt to achieve greater stability by prolonged immobilisation or by reconstruction of collateral ligaments will lead to stiff elbow.
The growing popularity of club teams and year-round participation in sports has spawned an epidemic of elbow injuries in primary and secondary school students and young adults alike.
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