os centrale

(redirected from central bone)

os cen·tra·le

a small bone occasionally found at the dorsal aspect of the wrist between the scaphoid, capitate, and trapezoid; it is developed as an independent cartilage in early fetal life but usually becomes fused with the scaphoid; it occurs normally in most monkeys.
Synonym(s): central bone
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Cut the breast away from the central bone as you you would carve a chick-chick en breast off the bone.
A central bone marrow registry will provide a bank of bone marrow matches for those suffering from leukaemia and Castro and others like him will be grateful.
However, Rabat saw it as an imminent black-and-white victory for the Polisario Front and pro-independence Sahrawi activists, after a decadelong strategic shift that has turned human rights into a central bone of contention.
Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1559 that Hizbullah's weapons have become "a central bone of contention" on the Lebanese political arena, the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Thursday.
The metro plays the role of the central bone of a fish, while the buses, taxis, monorail, the waterbuses and water taxis that are linked to it from all around act as peripheral bones of a fish.
With a critical debate on health care reform underway in the Senate, in which funding for abortion is a central bone of contention, these observers say moderate Democrats now face another incentive to think twice about bucking their party's official pro-choice stance: fear of appearing to cave in to pressure tactics from Catholic bishops.
The fish was magnificent - so good, in fact, that I deftly lifted its central bone and sucked it clean with much relish.
The feminism issue that so bitterly split Conservative Jewry a quarter century ago has become the central bone of contention between right and left in American Jewish Orthodoxy today.
Outside, dotted around, were stalls that sold whelks and cockles and mussels, smoked salmon, dressed crab, jellied eels; sadly, because one spits out the central bone from a piece of eel, these stalls were situated in the Silver Ring rather than in the upmarket enclosures.
If a patient brings you a printout from a wrist bone density measurement that she got in a pharmacy, then use that as an opportunity to talk about bone health and maybe get a more central bone density measurement, he suggested.
Apart from natural smoked haddock there's Arbroath smokie, sold in pairs and hot smoked plus the Finnan haddock, named after the village of Findon, near Aberdeen - these are cold smoked over wood with the central bone left in.
1 Stefan was born with a Tessier cleft; 2 During the op, the forehead and central bone were removed and cuts made around the eye sockets into the bone; 3 The eye sockets were brought closer together and held with metal plates; 4 The nose and cheek bones were reconstructed with a bone graft

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