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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

(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.

ses·a·moid

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