Definition of Pisiform

1. Noun. A small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetral.

Exact synonyms: Os Pisiforme, Pisiform Bone
Generic synonyms: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone



Definition of Pisiform

1. a. Resembling a pea or peas in size and shape; as, a pisiform iron ore.

2. n. A small bone on the ulnar side of the carpus in man and many mammals. See Illust. of Artiodactyla.

Definition of Pisiform

1. Adjective. Resembling a pea in size or shape ¹

2. Noun. A small bone in the wrist at the junction of the ulna and the carpus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pisiform

1. a small bone of the wrist [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pisiform

1. A small bone on the ulnar side of the carpus in man and many mammals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pisiform

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1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The pisiform bone lies on a plane anterior to the other bones of the carpus. Posteriorly it possesses an articular surface, which rests on the pyramidal ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"With three bones—the semilunar externally, the pisiform in front, the unci- form below; ... The left pisiform, showing posterior and lateral surfaces. ..."

3. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"an oval facet, for articulation with the pisiform; its lateral part is rough ... The pisiform bone may be known by its small size, and by its presenting a ..."

4. An introduction to the osteology of the mammalia: Being the Substance of the by William Henry Flower (1876)
"The pisiform is small. The first digit is nearly as long as the second ... R radius; U ulna ; s scaphoid ; / lunar; c cuneiform ; p pisiform ; u ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1900)
"Considering that the case, if correctly diagnosticated, is unique, the brevity of the report is to be regretted. pisiform. The pisiform has been reported ..."

6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The pisiform bone lies on a plane anterior to the other bones of the carpus. Posteriorly it possesses an articular surface, which rests on the pyramidal ..."

7. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"With three bones—the semilunar externally, the pisiform in front, the unci- form below; ... The left pisiform, showing posterior and lateral surfaces. ..."

8. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"an oval facet, for articulation with the pisiform; its lateral part is rough ... The pisiform bone may be known by its small size, and by its presenting a ..."

9. An introduction to the osteology of the mammalia: Being the Substance of the by William Henry Flower (1876)
"The pisiform is small. The first digit is nearly as long as the second ... R radius; U ulna ; s scaphoid ; / lunar; c cuneiform ; p pisiform ; u ..."

10. A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1900)
"Considering that the case, if correctly diagnosticated, is unique, the brevity of the report is to be regretted. pisiform. The pisiform has been reported ..."

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