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coronoid Line breaks: cor¦on|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrənɔɪd/

Definition of coronoid in English:


Relating to or denoting a hooked projection of bone. See coronoid process.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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(also coronoid bone) Zoology A slender bone forming part of the lower jaw in primitive vertebrates.
Example sentences
  • 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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