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sesamoid

 [ses´ah-moid]
1. denoting a small nodular bone embedded in a tendon or joint capsule.
2. a sesamoid bone; see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.

ses·a·moid

(ses'ă-moyd),
1. Resembling in size or shape a grain of sesame.
2. Denoting a sesamoid bone.
[G. sēsamoeidēs, like sesame]

sesamoid

/ses·a·moid/ (ses´ah-moid)
1. denoting a small nodular bone embedded in a tendon or joint capsule.
2. a sesamoid bone.

sesamoid

(sĕs′ə-moid′)
adj.
Of or designating any of certain small modular bones or cartilages that develop in a tendon or in the capsule of a joint.
n.
A sesamoid bone or cartilage.

ses′a·moid′ n.

sesamoid

[ses′əmoid]
Etymology: Gk, sesamon, sesame, eidos, form
nodular objects having the shape and size of sesame seeds. See also sesamoid bone.

ses·a·moid

(ses'ă-moyd)
1. Resembling in size or shape a sesame seed.
2. Denoting a sesamoid bone.
[G. sēsamoeidēs, like sesame]

sesamoid

1. denoting a small nodular bone embedded in a tendon or joint capsule.
2. a sesamoid bone. See Table 10.

carpal sesamoid bone
a small sesamoid in the tendon of the abductor pollicis longus muscle of the dog.
ectopic sesamoid bone
an anatomically inexact, and no longer used, name for ununited anconeal process.
metacarpal sesamoid
proximal sesamoid bone. See Table 10.