noun \ˈse-sə-ˌmid\

Definition of SESAMOID

:  a nodular mass of bone (as the patella) or cartilage in a tendon especially at a joint or bony prominence
sesamoid adjective

Origin of SESAMOID

Greek sēsamoeidēs, literally, resembling sesame seed, from sēsamon
First Known Use: circa 1696


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