coronoid fossa of humerus

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cor·o·noid fos·sa of humerus

a hollow on the anterior surface of the distal end of the humerus, just above the trochlea, in which the coronoid process of the ulna rests when the elbow is flexed.
Synonym(s): fossa coronoidea humeri [TA]
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coronoid fossa of the humerus

A small bony depression superior to anterior part of the trochlea, which receives the corner process of the ulna during flexion the forearm.
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