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Relating to or denoting a hooked projection of bone.See coronoid process
- ‘On one specimen tiny coronoid teeth are shown in medial view.’
- ‘Superior to the trochlea is another anterior depression called the coronoid fossa which receives part of the ulna when flexed.’
- ‘At the left, the coronoid toothrow appears disrupted - probably by the offset roots of the anterior coronoid fangs.’
- ‘In both specimens, the prearticular extends forward to a point midway between the two large coronoid teeth.’
- ‘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.’
A slender bone forming part of the lower jaw in primitive vertebrates.
- ‘The coronoid bone has been reduced to a small, ovoid element on the medial face of the dentary.’
- ‘The supradentary overgrows the joint and fuses with the coronoid.’
- ‘The dentary narrows posterior to the coronoid, and forms a short but robust condylar process that terminates in a large, broad condyle.’
- ‘These striations indicate where the dentary was overlapped medially by the coronoids.’
- ‘All three coronoids are dentigerous.’
Mid 18th century: from Greek korōnē, denoting something hooked, + -oid.
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