1. olecranon

noun. process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended.


  • olecranon process
  • elbow bone
  • process
  • outgrowth
  • ulna


  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process
  • decrease

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Sentences with olecranon

1. Noun, singular or mass
The bursa at the elbow is known as the olecranon, which is located at the pointy end of the bones that meet at the elbow.

2. Verb, base form
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, swelling is often one of the first symptoms of fluid on the elbow, or olecranon bursitis 1')2 Bursitis').

3. Adjective
Common symptoms associated with olecranon bursitis include elbow swelling, pain at the back of the elbow and decreased elbow joint active range of motion 1.