Fossa cubitalis

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(anatomy) Latin term for cubital fossa, the triangular area on the anterior view of the elbow joint of the arm.


It contains the tendon of the biceps, the median nerve and the brachial artery. It is bound laterally and medially by the humeral origins of the extensors and flexors of the forearm, respectively, and superiorly by an imaginary line connecting the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Word origin: fossa » L: ditch, trench, fosse, short for fossa (terra) dug or dug out (earth) + L cubitālis.