[ sĕm′ē-sŭlkəs, sĕm′ī- ]


A slight groove on the edge of a bone or other structure that forms a complete sulcus when united with a similar groove on the corresponding adjoining structure.

Nearby words

  1. semispinal muscle of thorax,
  2. semistarvation,
  3. semisubmersible,
  4. semisubmersible rig,
  5. semisubterranean,
  6. semisweet,
  7. semisynthetic,
  8. semisystematic name,
  9. semite,
  10. semitendinous muscle

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