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ses·a·moid

 (sĕs′ə-moid′)
adj.
Of or designating any of certain small modular bones or cartilages that develop in a tendon or in the capsule of a joint.
n.
A sesamoid bone or cartilage.

[Greek sēsamoeidēs, shaped like a sesame seed : sēsamon, sēsamē, sesame; see sesame + -oeidēs, -oid.]

ses′a·moid′ n.

sesamoid

(ˈsɛsəˌmɔɪd)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to various small bones formed in tendons, such as the patella
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to any of various small cartilages, esp those of the nose
[C17: from Latin sēsamoīdēs like sesame (seed), from Greek]

ses•a•moid

(ˈsɛs əˌmɔɪd)

adj.
shaped like a sesame seed, as certain small nodular bones and cartilages.
[1690–1700; < Latin sēsamoīdēs < Greek sēsamoeidḗs like sesame seed. See sesame, -oid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sesamoid - any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a jointsesamoid - any of several small round bones formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
kneecap, kneepan, patella - a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
Translations

ses·a·moid

a. sesamoideo, semejante a una pequeña masa o semilla incrustada en una articulación o cartílago.
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Sesamoids and accessory ossicles of the foot: anatomical variability and related pathology.
Sesamoids of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe: a sistematic review
Elbaorating on the youngster's belated debut O'Shea told the Godolphin website: "He's got prominent sesamoids which could cause suspensory problems.
There are different sesamoids and accessory ossicles in the skeleton.
Pain on palpation of the sesamoids prompted us to gather a more detailed history.
INTRODUCTION: Sesamoids are small osseous structures present partially or totally embedded in certain tendons of upper and lower extremities which develop by the process of endochondral ossification during early childhood (3-12 years).
The foot and ankle contain 26 to 30 bones, with their related ossicles and sesamoids, and are associated with more than 20 muscles and over 10 ligaments.
Some researchers have disagreed with this expression and have called them the inter tendon centers and by ossification progress, the cartilage epiphysis area is placed inside tendon and they also believed that these should be differentiated with the sesamoids [18, 19].
Lynch Bages has bred the likes of Derby winner Pour Moi and his threeparts sister Kissed, whose promising racing came to a sorry conclusion when she fractured sesamoids in the Prix de Diane earlier this month.
Abundantly illustrated with x-ray images and color intraoperative photos, coverage begins with the hallux and sesamoids and proceeds through the lesser toe corrections, the neuropathic foot and ankle, correction of the cavus foot, and seven other sections, ending with the rheumatoid foot and ankle.
The first is pressure on the ball of the foot below the big toe joint on the two small bones called sesamoids.
The presence of many seal skeletal units such as extremities (for instance, flipper bones comprising 31 connected metapodials, phalanges and sesamoids were found in square AG203) and trunk vertebrae are good indications of 1) minimal transport and bone dispersal by Palaeoeskimos during and after animal butchering (i.