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Encyclopedia > Semilunar notch
Semilunar notch
Upper extremity of left ulna. Lateral aspect. (Semilunar notch visible at center top.)
Latin incisura trochlearis ulnae, incisura semilunaris ulnae
Gray's subject #52 215
Dorlands/Elsevier i_05/12447565

The semilunar notch of the ulna (trochlear notch of ulna, greater sigmoid cavity) is a large depression, formed by the olecranon and the coronoid process, and serving for articulation with the trochlea of the humerus. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (251x700, 36 KB)From Grays Anatomy This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The ulna (Elbow Bone) [Figs. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The ulna (Elbow Bone) [Figs. ... ... (ramus mandibulæ; perpendicular portion) The ramus of the mandible is quadrilateral in shape, and has two surfaces, four borders, and two processes. ... The humerus is a long bone in the arm or fore-legs (animals) that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. ...


About the middle of either side of this notch is an indentation, which contracts it somewhat, and indicates the junction of the olecranon and the coronoid process.


The notch is concave from above downward, and divided into a medial and a lateral portion by a smooth ridge running from the summit of the olecranon to the tip of the coronoid process.


The medial portion is the larger, and is slightly concave transversely; the lateral is convex above, slightly concave below.


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