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sesamoid

[ ses-uh-moid ]

adjective

, Anatomy.
  1. shaped like a sesame seed, as certain small nodular bones and cartilages.


sesamoid

/ ˈsɛsəˌmɔɪd /

adjective

  1. of or relating to various small bones formed in tendons, such as the patella
  2. of or relating to any of various small cartilages, esp those of the nose


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Other Words From

  • inter·sesa·moid adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sesamoid1

1690–1700; < Latin sēsamoīdēs < Greek sēsamoeidḗs like sesame seed. See sesame, -oid
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sesamoid1

C17: from Latin sēsamoīdēs like sesame (seed), from Greek
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Example Sentences

The patella, according to Strangeways, may be considered a sesamoid bone.

At the Fetlock numerous branches to the metacarpo-phalangeal articulation, the sesamoid sheath, and the tendons.

At the level of the sesamoid bones it divides, as does the internal nerve, into three main branches—the digital nerves.

The inhibitory apparatus of the fetlock joint is materially reinforced by the proximal sesamoid bones.

While it is possible for one sesamoid bone to become involved without its fellow being affected, this is not usual.

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