\ˈankə͡ʊnɪəs], \ˈankəʊnɪəs], \ˈa_n_k_əʊ_n_ɪ__ə_s]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A term once applied to every muscle attached to the olecranon. Winslow distinguished four-the great, external, internal, and small; the first three being portions of the same muscle, the triceps brachialis. The last has, alone, retained the name. It is the Ancone'us minor of Winslow, the Ancone'us seu Cubita'lis RIOLA'NI of Douglas, the Epicondylo-Cubita'lis of Chaussier, the Brevis Cu'biti, (F.) Ancone, and is situate at the upper and back part of the fore-arm. It arises from the external condyle of the os humeri, and is inserted into the posterior edge of the upper third of the ulna. Its use is to aid in the extension of the fore-arm.
By Robley Dunglison