(Chapter 15) Footnote 53:
Vesalius adds in the margin “Not once in De ossibus and book 4 of De anatomicis administrationibus.” Our texts of these works of Galen argue otherwise: De ossibus 733.15 uses korw/nh for the coronoid process of the mandible (as does book 4 of De anat. adm. 438.14 and 439.6) and the coronoid process of the ulna (768.10, 769.5, cf. De usu partium 142.18, 143.5, 13, and 16, 144.5 and 17, 146.9). Galen states in De ossibus 736.11-12 that korōnē is a generic term for a process that ends sharply, “and it makes no difference if you call it korōnon,” making its gender neuter rather than feminine (as he does himself in De anat. adm. 438.14, 439.6, 460.13, De usu partium 146.9, De motu musculorum 429.6-8, etc.). Coronoid processes are so called not for their resemblance to a crown but to the “beak” at the end of a plow shaft, as explained in Pollux Onomasticon 1.252. The use of the term for the process of the mandible can be traced to the Hippocratic De articulis 18.5, 30.6 and 31.