noun Etymology: Greek sēsamoeidēs, literally, resembling sesame seed, from sēsamon Date: circa 1696 a nodular mass of bone (as the patella) or cartilage in a tendon especially at a joint or bony prominence • sesamoid adjective

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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 — SESAMOÍD, Ă, sesamoizi, de, adj. Care seamănă cu un grăunte de susan. ♢ Oase sesamoide = oase mici, rotunjite, care se dezvoltă în mod normal în grosimea unor tendoane musculare, îndeosebi în dreptul articulaţiilor carpiene şi tarsiene. – Din fr …   Dicționar Român

  • Sesamoid — Ses a*moid, n. (Anat.) A sesamoid bone or cartilage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 1. Resembling in size or shape a grain of sesame. 2. Denoting a s. bone. [G. sesamoeides, like sesame] * * * ses·a·moid ses ə .mȯid adj of, relating to, or being a nodular mass of bone or cartilage in a tendon esp. at a joint or bony prominence… …   Medical dictionary

  • sesamoid — 1. adjective a) Resembling a sesame seed in size or shape. b) Of or relating to a sesamoid bone. 2. noun A sesamoid bone or sesamoid cartilage …   Wiktionary

  • sesamoid — [ sɛsəmɔɪd] (also sesamoid bone) noun a small bony nodule within a tendon passing over an angular structure, especially in the hands and feet. Origin C17: from sesame (with ref. to the similarity in shape of a sesame seed) + oid …   English new terms 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

  • 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 || sesÉ™mɔɪd adj. resembling a sesame seed, shaped like a sesame seed …   English contemporary dictionary

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