Elbow


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elbow (verb)
to force one's way
SYNONYMS:
bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, squeeze
RELATED WORDS:
ram, shove, thrust
Elbow (Wikipedia)
Elbow
Elbow on gray background.jpg
En-elbow joint.svg
Anatomy of the elbow (left).
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Identifiers
Latinarticulatio cubiti
MeSHD004550
TAA01.1.00.023
FMA24901
Anatomical terminology

The elbow is the visible joint between the upper and lower parts of the arm. It includes prominent landmarks such as the olecranon, the elbow pit, the lateral and medial epicondyles, and the elbow joint. The elbow joint is the synovial hinge joint between the humerus in the upper arm and the radius and ulna in the forearm which allows the forearm and hand to be moved towards and away from the body.

Medical Subject Headings defines the elbow specifically for humans and other primates, though the term is frequently used for the anterior joints of other mammals, such as dogs.

The name for the elbow in Latin is cubitus, and so the word cubital is used in some elbow-related terms, as in cubital nodes for example.

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