from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the ulna.
  • Of or pertaining to that side of the fore limb upon which the ulna is situated: as, the ulnar border of the forearm; the ulnar bone of the wrist (see ulnare): opposed to radial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ulna, or the elbow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the ulna, or the elbow; as, the ulnar nerve.

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

  • adjective relating to or near the ulna


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  • Medically known as cubital tunnel syndrome, cell phone elbow is numbness, tingling and pain in the forearm and hand caused by compression of the ulnar nerve, which passes along the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.

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  • Somebody already got it .... but it's the nerves there, the ulnar nerve, I think.

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  • When he threw about 20 pitches in his first bullpen session, Meredith felt acute pain in his elbow, which led to a series of tests, which eventually revealed a torn ulnar ligament.

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