Sesamoid bones
Sesamoid Ses"a*moid, a. [Gr. ???? like sesame; ????? sesame + e'i^dos form: cf. F. s['e]samo["i]de.] 1. Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sesamoid bones or cartilages; sesamoidal. [1913 Webster]

{Sesamoid bones}, {Sesamoid cartilages} (Anat.), small bones or cartilages formed in tendons, like the patella and pisiform in man. [1913 Webster]


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  • sesamoid bones — numerous ovoid nodular bones, often small, usually found embedded within a tendon or joint capsule, principally in the hands and feet (ossa sesamoidea manus and ossa sesamoidea pedis, respectively); two sesamoid bones, the fabella and patella,… …   Medical dictionary

  • sesamoid bones of foot — ossa sesamoidea pedis …   Medical dictionary

  • sesamoid bones of hand — ossa sesamoidea manus …   Medical dictionary

  • Sesamoid — Ses a*moid, a. [Gr. ???? like sesame; ????? sesame + e i^dos form: cf. F. s[ e]samo[ i]de.] 1. Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sesamoid bones or cartilages; sesamoidal. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sesamoid cartilages — Sesamoid Ses a*moid, a. [Gr. ???? like sesame; ????? sesame + e i^dos form: cf. F. s[ e]samo[ i]de.] 1. Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sesamoid bones or cartilages; sesamoidal. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sesamoid bone — Bone: Sesamoid bone Sagittal section of right knee joint …   Wikipedia

  • Sesamoid bone — A little bone embedded in a joint capsule or tendon. The kneecap (patella) is a sesamoid bone. * * * an oval nodule of bone that lies within a tendon and slides over another bony surface. The patella (kneecap) and certain bones in the hand and… …   Medical dictionary

  • sesamoid bone — an oval nodule of bone that lies within a tendon and slides over another bony surface. The patella (kneecap) and certain bones in the hand and foot are sesamoid bones …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sesamoid — [ses′ə moid΄] adj. [Gr sēsamoeidēs < sēsamon (see SESAME) + eidos, OID] shaped like a sesame seed; specif., designating or of any of certain small bones developing in tendons, as at a joint, or any of certain small cartilaginous nodules in the …   English World dictionary

  • sesamoid — adj. & n. adj. shaped like a sesame seed; nodular (esp. of small independent bones developed in tendons passing over an angular structure such as the kneecap and the navicular bone). n. a sesamoid bone …   Useful english dictionary

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