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ulna

 [ul´nah] (L.)
the inner and larger bone of the forearm, on the side opposite the thumb. It articulates with the humerus and with the head of the radius at its proximal end; with the radius and bones of the carpus at the distal end.

ul·na

, gen. and pl.

ul·nae

(ŭl'nă, ŭl'nē), [TA]
The medial and larger of the two bones of the forearm.
Synonym(s): cubitus (2)
[L. elbow, arm, fr. G. ōlenē]

ulna

(ŭl′nə)
n. pl. ul·nas or ul·nae (-nē)
1. The bone extending from the elbow to the wrist on the side opposite to the thumb in humans.
2. A corresponding bone in the forelimb of other vertebrates.

ul′nar adj.

ul·na

pl. ulnae (ŭl'nă, -nē) [TA]
The medial and larger of the two bones of the forearm.
Synonym(s): cubitus (2) [TA] .
[L. elbow, arm, fr. G. ōlenē]

ulna

One of the pair of forearm long bones. The ulna is on the little finger side. At its upper end it has a hook-like process, the olecranon, that fits into a hollow at the back of the lower end of the upper arm bone (the humerus) and prevents the elbow from over-extending. When the hand is turned on the long axis of the arm, the radius bone rotates around the ulna.

ulna

the posterior of the two bones of the forearm of TETRAPODS which articulates proximally with the HUMERUS and distally with the CARPALS. see PENTADACTYL LIMB.

ul·na

(ŭl'nă, -nē) [TA]
The medial and larger of the two bones of the forearm.
Synonym(s): cubitus (2) [TA] .
[L. elbow, arm, fr. G. ōlenē]