sesamoid

noun ses·a·moid \ ˈse-sə-ˌmȯid \

Definition of sesamoid

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

sesamoid

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of sesamoid

Greek sēsamoeidēs, literally, resembling sesame seed, from sēsamon


Medical Dictionary

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sesamoid

adjective ses·a·moid \ ˈses-ə-ˌmȯid \

medical Definition of sesamoid

:of, relating to, or being a nodular mass of bone or cartilage in a tendon especially at a joint or bony prominence
  • the patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the human body

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sesamoid

noun

medical Definition of sesamoid

:a sesamoid bone or cartilage

Illustration of sesamoid


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