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funny bone

colloquial name for tip of olecranon.

funny bone

n. Informal
1. A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve runs close to the surface and produces a sharp tingling sensation if knocked against the bone.
2. A sense of humor.

funny bone

a popular name for a point at the lower end of the humerus where the ulnar nerve crosses the elbow joint near the surface and, if subjected to external pressure, produces a tingling sensation.
A popular term for the median epicondyle of the humerus; the ulnar nerve crosses over the region; blows thereto cause a painful tingling

funny bone

Vox populi A popular term for the median epicondyle of the humerus; the ulnar nerve crosses over the region; blows thereto cause a painful/'funny' tingling

fun·ny bone

(fŭn'ē bōn)
Colloquial usage for the tip of the olecranon.

funny bone

A popular term for the part of the back of the elbow containing a groove in which the ulnar nerve runs near the surface and is easily accessible to trauma. The severe pain experienced if the nerve is struck will evoke a conspicuous physical response that may seem funny to an unsympathetic observer. The victim is unlikely to be amused.
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