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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 bones can found on which part the human body?
The scaphoid and pisiform bones were identified as bony landmarks for the proximal tunnel, where the CSA was measured (Figure 1).
Harris (1) described an epiphyseal centre in the pisiform bones of sub-human primates and its implications on whether the pisiform should be considered as a sesamoid bone.