Definition of Elbow joint

1. Noun. Hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped.

Exact synonyms: Articulatio Cubiti, Cubital Joint, Cubitus, Elbow, Human Elbow
Terms within: Musculus Articularis Cubiti, Crazy Bone, Funny Bone
Group relationships: Arm
Generic synonyms: Ginglymoid Joint, Ginglymus, Hinge Joint
Derivative terms: Cubital, Elbow, Elbow

Medical Definition of Elbow joint

1. A compound hinge synovial joint between the humerus and the bones of the forearm; it consists of the articulatio humeroradialis and the articulatio humeroulnaris. Synonym: articulatio cubiti, cubital joint. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elbow Joint

elbow bone
elbow bones
elbow bursitis
elbow chair
elbow chairs
elbow fracture
elbow grease
elbow jerk
elbow joint (current term)
elbow juice
elbow macaroni
elbow ossification centres
elbow pad
elbow reflex
elbow room
elbowed bougie
elbowed catheter

Literary usage of Elbow joint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Chir., 1908, xxxv, 582) reports two cases in which, after excising the elbow-joint for bony ankylosis following fracture, he transplanted the joint of the ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It would seem most probably to be due to the difficulty that there is in fixing the shoulder-joint and the upper fragment, and possibly the elbow-joint and ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"... as to leave the bone as long as possible. The glenoid cavity must then be examined, and gouged if carious. V. Elbow-Joint. ..."

4. Organizations by James G. March, Herbert Alexander Simon (1878)
"... but the first >lHe excision of the elbow-joint was per- Fig- 303. >м1 by the rider Moreau, in 1794, in a case ironic disease of the articulation. ..."

5. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"THE ELBOW-JOINT The elbow is a fine example of a simple hinge-joint. ... At the back of the elbow-joint is seen the triceps which straightens the arm when ..."

6. The Science and art of surgery v.1 by John Eric Erichsen (1881)
"The excision of the elbow-joint has been more frequently practiced than that of any other ... In cases in which the elbow-joint requires to be excised for ..."

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