pisiform


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pi·si·form

 (pī′sə-fôrm′)
adj.
Resembling a pea in size or shape.
n.
A small bone at the junction of the ulna and the carpus.

[Latin pīsum, pea; see pea + -form.]

pisiform

(ˈpɪsɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Biology) zoology botany resembling a pea
n
(Anatomy) a small pealike bone on the ulnar side of the carpus
[C18: via New Latin from Latin pīsum pea + forma shape]

pisiform

- Shaped like a pea.
See also related terms for pea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pisiform - a small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetralpisiform - a small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetral
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
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Pisiform and hamate are bones in which part of the human body?
Daha sonra transvers planda karpal tunel prok-simal seviyesi olarak kabul edilen pisiform kemik seviyesinde median sinirin kesit alani olculdu.
Amongst the carpal bones, the scaphoid was the most commonly broken bone, and the pisiform, the least.
Not all patients with a volar ganglion cyst responsible for UTS present with a palpable mass, but tenderness along the radial aspect of the pisiform or an undefined fullness in this area may be noted.
5 cm proximal to the pisiform bone on the lateral aspect of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon.
Commonly fractures among the carpal bones are scaphoid (7080%), triquetral (7-20%) and trapezium (5%)\ Fractures of the pisiform are extremely rare and frequently associated with other carpal or distal radial injuries.
Forearm Commences at the elbow axis (described above); Ending through the wrist axis, noted by the styloid process of the Ulna, and the base of the Pisiform, Lunate and Scaphoid carpal bones.
The former divides ultimately into the sensory branch and the motor branch at the level of the pisiform bone.
The distal pole of the scaphoid and the pisiform should overlap the palmar cortex of the capitate.
They also have the longest and most devious path of eruption from the formation point lateral of the pisiform fossa to the final position in the dental arch.
Carpal tunnel is a covered canal comprised of scaphoid bone tubercle and trapezium edge at lateral, hamate bone hamulus and pisiform bone at medial.
Even a bone as small as the pisiform requires stabilization.