- having the shape of a pea; pea-shaped.
Origin of pisiform
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The bones of the proximal row are the radiale, the ulnare, and the pisiform.
The pisiform is large and several other sesamoid bones occur.
The pisiform also is well developed, but there is no radial sesamoid.
The pisiform is called the hooked bone in some veterinary anatomies.
The pisiform bone, situated at the external part of the first row of bone, is prominent posteriorly.
- zoology botany resembling a pea
- a small pealike bone on the ulnar side of the carpus
C18: via New Latin from Latin pīsum pea + forma shape
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- Resembling a pea in size or shape.
- Pisiform bone.
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