Definition of coronoid in English:


Syllabification: cor·o·noid
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəˌnoid, ˈkär-


  • Relating to or denoting a hooked projection of bone. See coronoid process.
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    • Superior to the trochlea is another anterior depression called the coronoid fossa which receives part of the ulna when flexed.
    • The anterior compartment is thoroughly evaluated for loose bodies; evidence of chondral damage to the coronoid process, capitellum, or radial head; or osteophyte formation in the coronoid fossa.
    • On one specimen tiny coronoid teeth are shown in medial view.


(also coronoid bone) Zoology Back to top  
  • A slender bone forming part of the lower jaw in primitive vertebrates.
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    • These striations indicate where the dentary was overlapped medially by the coronoids.
    • All three coronoids are dentigerous.
    • The dentary narrows posterior to the coronoid, and forms a short but robust condylar process that terminates in a large, broad condyle.


mid 18th century: from Greek korōnē, denoting something hooked, + -oid.

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