from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the articulation of the forearm with the upper arm; the joint formed by the articulation of the ulna and radius with the humerus.


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  • Then he got the poor mangled arm again, closed down, and stripped the meat off the bone from the shoulder down to the elbow-joint, where his teeth met and he was free of his second mouthful of me.


  • When the elbow-joint is displaced or dislocated to the side or outward, while its sharp point (olecranon?) remains in the cavity of the humerus, extension is to be made in a straight line, and the projecting part is to be pushed backward and to the side.

    On The Articulations

  • The same rule applies to the elbow-joint, and with regard to the bones of the fore-arm and arm.

    On The Articulations

  • There are also other troublesome injuries connected with the elbow-joint; for example, the thicker bone (radius?) is sometime partially displaced from the other, and the patient can neither perform extension nor flexion properly.

    On Fractures

  • In this case, (unless, indeed, my father had been resolved to make a fool of himself by holding the wig stiff in his left hand — or by making some nonsensical angle or other at his elbow-joint, or armpit) — his whole attitude had been easy — natural — unforced: Reynolds himself, as great and gracefully as he paints, might have painted him as he sat.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Now if the arm were the living animal, somewhere in its elbow-joint would be situate the original seat of the moving soul.

    On the Motion of Animals

  • This latter, and the nerve which can be felt passing over the elbow-joint, form the chief landmarks.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • In this operation a portion of the median nerve is excised on the inside of the elbow-joint just below the internal condyle of the humerus.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • They do not excel us so much in butterflies as I had expected, but some of the beetles are fearful things -- six inches long, and with veritable arms on their heads each five inches long, with elbow-joint, wrist and two claws on the end of a single finger.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

  • Armlets of small white shells were worn by the men above the elbow-joint.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before


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