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 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 — 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sesamoid — /ses euh moyd /, adj. Anat. shaped like a sesame seed, as certain small nodular bones and cartilages. [1690 1700; < L sesamoides < Gk sesamoeidés like sesame seed. See SESAME, OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • sesamoid — ses•a•moid [[t]ˈsɛs əˌmɔɪd[/t]] adj. anat. shaped like a sesame seed, as certain small nodular bones and cartilages • Etymology: 1690–1700; < L sēsamoīdēs < Gk sēsamoeidḗs like sesame seed. See sesame, oid …   From formal English to slang

  • sesamoid — /ˈsɛsəmɔɪd/ (say sesuhmoyd) adjective shaped like a sesame seed, as certain small nodular bones and cartilages. {Latin sēsamoīdēs, from Greek sēsamoeidēs} …   Australian English dictionary

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