Definition of Sesamoid bone

1. Noun. Any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint.

Exact synonyms: Os Sesamoideum, Sesamoid
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Specialized synonyms: Kneecap, Kneepan, Patella



Definition of Sesamoid bone

1. Noun. (anatomy) A small bone embedded within a tendon, typically found in locations where a tendon passes over a joint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sesamoid bone

1. A bone formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint. Synonym: os sesamoideum. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Sesamoid bone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"marked triangular-shaped sesamoid bone, situated in the middle of the sole, corresponding to the sesamoid bone in the hand which receives the various ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"... and because it did not have a periosteum, we believed at first that it was a sesamoid bone which, for some unknown reason, began to hypertrophy. ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1871)
"2 " and a sesamoid bone, the navicular, at the posterior aspect of the joint between the two. (Fig. 14,* "2," "3," "4.") Belo.w the carpus (Figs. ..."

4. Manual of the dissection of the human body by Luther Holden (1851)
"The glenoid ligament of the last joint of the thumb generally contains a sesamoid bone. END OF ? ..."

5. The Horse, in the Stable and the Field: His Varieties, Management in Health by John Henry Walsh, James Irvine Lupton (1861)
"AL-cv ligamentous bands arise, some from the outer sesamoid bone to the inner part ... and others from the inner sesamoid bone to the outer part of the os ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1859)
"If now the short flexor be seized with the forceps and kept on the stretch so as to act only slightly upon one sesamoid bone, very powerful traction may be ..."

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