Sesamoid bone
A little bone embedded in a joint capsule or tendon. The kneecap (patella) is a sesamoid bone.

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an oval nodule of bone that lies within a tendon and slides over another bony surface. The patella (kneecap) and certain bones in the hand and foot are sesamoid bones.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • sesamoid bone — an oval nodule of bone that lies within a tendon and slides over another bony surface. The patella (kneecap) and certain bones in the hand and foot are sesamoid bones …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • sesamoid bone — a supernumerary bone formed from a fragment of an existing bone or by a new ossification; see above …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sesamoid bone — noun A small bone embedded within a tendon, typically found in locations where a tendon passes over a joint. Syn: os sesamoideum …   Wiktionary

  • Кость Сесамовидная (Sesamoid Bone) — овальная кость, расположенная в толще сухожилия и обычно лежащая на поверхности другой кости. Надколенник и гороховидная кость запястья являются сесамовидными костями. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Sesamoid — Ses a*moid, n. (Anat.) A sesamoid bone or cartilage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sesamoid — 1. Resembling in size or shape a grain of sesame. 2. Denoting a s. bone. [G. sesamoeides, like sesame] * * * ses·a·moid ses ə .mȯid adj of, relating to, or being a nodular mass of bone or cartilage in a tendon esp. at a joint or bony prominence… …   Medical dictionary

  • sesamoid — 1. adjective a) Resembling a sesame seed in size or shape. b) Of or relating to a sesamoid bone. 2. noun A sesamoid bone or sesamoid cartilage …   Wiktionary

  • Bone, sesamoid — A little bone embedded in a joint capsule or tendon. The kneecap (patella) is a sesamoid bone …   Medical dictionary

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