coronoid fossa

coronoid fossa n a depression of the humerus into which the coronoid process fits when the arm is flexed compare OLECRANON FOSSA

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  • coronoid fossa — noun : a depression of the humerus into which the coronoid process fits when the arm is flexed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coronoid fossa of the humerus — Bone: Coronoid fossa of the humerus Left humerus. Anterior view. (Coronoid fossa visible at bottom center, on left side.) Latin fossa coronoidea humeri Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • coronoid process — n 1) the anterior process of the superior border of the ramus of the mandible 2) a flared process of the lower anterior part of the upper articular surface of the ulna fitting into the coronoid fossa when the arm is flexed * * * 1. a process on… …   Medical dictionary

  • fossa coronoidea humeri — [TA] coronoid fossa of humerus: the cavity in the humerus that receives the coronoid process of the ulna when the elbow is flexed. Called also ulnar f. Fossa coronoidea humeri (coronoid fossa) in an anterior view of the right elbow joint …   Medical dictionary

  • Coronoid process of the ulna — Bone: Coronoid process of the ulna Upper extremity of left ulna. Lateral aspect. Latin processus coronoideus ulnae The coronoid process is a triangular eminence projecting forward from the upper and front pa …   Wikipedia

  • coronoid — ˈkȯrəˌnȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary coron (from Greek korōnē coronoid process, anything curved) + oid : of, relating to, or indicating the coronoid process or coronoid fossa coronoid teeth …   Useful english dictionary

  • coronoid — Shaped like a crow s beak; denoting certain processes and other parts of bones. [G. korone, a crow, + eidos, resembling] * * * cor·o·noid kȯr ə .nȯid adj of, relating to, or indicating the coronoid process or coronoid fossa <coronoid… …   Medical dictionary

  • coronoid process — /ˌkɒrənɔɪd ˈproʊsɛs/ (say .koruhnoyd prohses) noun 1. a projection from the ulna which articulates in the coronoid fossa of the humerus. 2. a process of the mandible …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coronoid process of the mandible — Bone: Coronoid process of the mandible Mandible. Outer surface. Side view. (Coronoid process labeled at top center.) Latin processus coronoideus mand …   Wikipedia

  • fossa — A depression usually more or less longitudinal in shape below the level of the surface of a part. [L. a trench or ditch] acetabular f. [TA] a depressed area in the floor of the acetabulum superior to the …   Medical dictionary

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