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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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Drury, owner of Manilow's Canine Playground in Leominster, a dog daycare, said Barry was eventually diagnosed with elbow dysplasia by her vet at Fallon Animal Clinic in Lunenburg.
Elbow dysplasia occurs when the bones involving the elbow of the foreleg fail to unite and move properly; the condition can also result from bone fragments within the joint.
It's also worth remembering that it's not just pedigree dogs that can inherit disorders such as hip and elbow dysplasia or hereditary eye disease.