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tri·que·trum

 (trī-kwē′trəm, -kwĕt′rəm)
n. pl. tri·que·tra (-kwē′trə, -kwĕt′rə)
A bone of the wrist in the proximal row of carpal bones.

[Latin, neuter of triquetrus, three-cornered; see triquetrous.]

tri·que′tral (-trəl) adj.
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Noun1.triquetral - a wrist bone that articulates with the pisiform and hamate and lunate bonestriquetral - a wrist bone that articulates with the pisiform and hamate and lunate bones
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
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The intrinsic ligaments at the proximal margins of the scaphoid, lunate, and triquetral bones arrest the proximal flows of contrast, preventing communication with the radiocarpal compartment.