sesamoid

[ ses-uh-moid ]
/ ˈsɛs əˌmɔɪd /

adjective Anatomy.

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

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Origin of sesamoid

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sesamoid

in·ter·ses·a·moid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sesamoid

sesamoid
/ (ˈsɛsəˌmɔɪd) /

adjective anatomy

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

Word Origin for sesamoid

C17: from Latin sēsamoīdēs like sesame (seed), from Greek
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Medical definitions for sesamoid

sesamoid
[ sĕsə-moid′ ]

adj.

Resembling a sesame seed in size or shape.
Of or relating to a sesamoid bone.

n.

A sesamoid bone or cartilage.
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