radiale

noun
ra·​di·​ale | \ ˌrādēˈa(ˌ)lē, -ˈā(-, -ˈä(- \
plural radialia\ -​lēə \

Definition of radiale

1a : a bone or cartilage of the carpus that articulates with the radius specifically : the navicular in man
b : a bone in the carpus of a bird made up of the radiale fused with either the intermedium or the centrale
2 : a radial plate of a crinoid
3 : a bone or cartilage distal to the basale and directly supporting a ray in a fish's fin also : actinost

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History and Etymology for radiale

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, neuter singular of radialis radial

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“Radiale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiale. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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