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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

ses·a·moid

a. sesamoideo, semejante a una pequeña masa o semilla incrustada en una articulación o cartílago.
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