olecranon fossa

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o·lec·ra·non fos·sa

[TA]
a hollow on the dorsum of the distal end of the humerus, just above the trochlea, in which the olecranon process of the ulna rests when the elbow is extended.
Synonym(s): fossa olecrani [TA], anconal fossa

olecranon fossa

On the posterior surface of the lower end of the humerus, a depression proximal to the trochlea and between the medial and lateral epicondyles; it is analogous to the coronoid fossa on the opposite side of the humerus. During full extension of the forearm, the olecranon process of the ulna fits into the olecranon fossa of the humerus
See also: fossa