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  • adj. Pertaining to, or situated in the anterior part of the elbow (cubitus)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, situated in front of the cubitus or forearm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the region of the arm in front of the elbow


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  • A slim PICC disappears into me just below the antecubital fossa, and my whole lower arm is wrapped in a white mesh glove that looks almost like lace, and would have been cool back in 1983, when I was negative two.

    The Worst Years of Your Life

  • I know what you mean about the nerves in my wrists and antecubital space... the minute a blood tech gets near me my veins go into hiding long-term!

    Like a sieve, only not so much

  • “They put in a pik line,” he would explain, “which is a special type of IV that went into the antecubital vein the vein on the inner side of the arm, at the elbow in order to give me intravenous feeding.”

    Bitter Harvest

  • Georgia handed Rae the IV cathe er, and deftly Rae plunged the tip of the cathe er into Patty's right antecubital vein.

    The Silent Cradle

  • The antecubital vein swelled into view, bruised by all the earlier venipunctures.


  • To say that the inner aspect is the side where the arm folds, and the antecubital fossa, therefore, is where the arm folds?


  • “The inside of the arm above the antecubital fossa.”


  • The donor kidney was anastomosed in the antecubital space under local anesthesia using a cutaneous ureterostomy.

    Joseph E. Murray - Nobel Lecture

  • This he did by inserting a cannula into his own antecubital vein, through which he passed a catheter for 65 cm and then walked to the X-ray department, where a photograph was taken of the catheter lying in his right auricle.

    Werner Forssmann - Biography

  • A blood sample was drawn from an antecubital vein. 6,200 persons participated and gave a written informed consent.

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