triangular bone


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os tri·go·num

[TA]
an independent ossicle sometimes present in the tarsus; usually it forms part of the talus, constituting the lateral tubercle of the posterior process.
Synonym(s): triangular bone

os tri·go·num

(os trī-gō'nŭm) [TA]
An independent ossicle sometimes present in the tarsus; usually it forms part of the talus, constituting the lateral tubercle of the posterior process.
Synonym(s): triangular bone.
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Blood felt some pain in her lower back, and a subsequent MRI revealed that she had a stress fracture in her sacrum, a large, triangular bone at the base of her spine.
The shoulder blade or (scapula) is a flat, triangular bone. The collarbone, or (clavicle), is long and narrow.
Coccyx is a small triangular bone formed by fusion of four rudimentary coccygeal vertebrae.