Definitions for ulnaˈʌl nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ul•naˈʌl nə(n.)(pl.)-nae; -nas.

  1. the bone of the forearm on the side opposite to the thumb.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. a corresponding bone in the forelimb of other vertebrates.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of ulna:

1835–45; < L: elbow; akin to Gk ōlénē, OE elnell2

ul′nar(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ulna, elbow bone(noun)

    the inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm

Wiktionary

  1. ulna(Noun)

    The bone of the forearm that extends from the elbow to the wrist on the side opposite to the thumb, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. Also, the corresponding bone in the forelimb of any vertebrate.

  2. Origin: From ulna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ulna(noun)

    the postaxial bone of the forearm, or branchium, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. See Radius

  2. Ulna(noun)

    an ell; also, a yard

Freebase

  1. Ulna

    The ulna or elbow bone is one of the two long bones in the forearm, the other being the radius. It is prismatic in form and runs parallel to the radius, which is shorter and smaller. In anatomical position the ulna is located at the side of the forearm closest to the body, the side of the little finger.

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