olecranon

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olecranon

[ō′lek·rə‚nän]
(anatomy)
The large process at the distal end of the ulna that forms the bony prominence of the elbow and receives the insertion of the triceps muscle.
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The olecranon process is much reduced when compared with typical mammals but is recognizable as an olecranon and much-better developed than in most bats (Fig.
Congenital absence of the cubital tunnel retinaculum, a fibrous band extending from the olecranon process to the medial epicondyle and forming roof of the cubital tunnel, is thought to be one of the causes of ulnar nerve dislocation with triceps snapping.
Triceps and biceps skinfold thicknesses were measured midway between the acromion process of scapula and the olecranon process.