sesamoid bone


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sesamoid bone any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
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In literature:

The inhibitory apparatus of the fetlock joint is materially reinforced by the proximal sesamoid bones.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
A sesamoid bone exists in the tendon of the triceps muscle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
A Sesamoid bone, or a Wormian, we call, And now we may rest, for we've told them all.
"Mother Truth's Melodies" by Mrs. E. P. Miller
At the level of each metacarpo-phalangeal articulation are two sesamoid bones.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Even the sesamoid bones, attached behind to the toes, are two in number instead of four.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In news:

We discuss some of the more commonly symptomatic bones, namely the os acromiale, os styloideum, metacarpal and hallux sesamoids , patella, os trigonum, os calcaneus secundarius, accessory navicular, os peroneum, and os intermetatarseum.