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Chelidon

Definition
noun
(anatomy) The depression in front of the elbow or at the flexure of the arm.
Supplement
Word origin: NL., fr. Gr. chelidw`n, a swallow, because of fancied resemblance to the shape of a swallows tail.
Synonym: cubital fossa, fossa cubitalis, chelidon, triangle of elbow.


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