funny-bone

funny bone

noun
1.
the part of the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes by the internal condyle of the humerus, which when struck causes a peculiar, tingling sensation in the arm and hand; crazy bone.
2.
a sense of humor.

Origin:
1830–40

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funny bone
 
n
Also called (US): crazy bone the area near the elbow where the ulnar nerve is close to the surface of the skin: when it is struck, a sharp tingling sensation is experienced along the forearm and hand

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funny bone fun·ny bone (fŭn'ē)
n.
A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve runs close to the surface and produces a tingling sensation if knocked against bone.

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