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sesamoid

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noun ses·a·moid \ˈse-sə-ˌmȯid\

Definition of sesamoid

  1. :  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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