sesamoid


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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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Some ladies need to take extra care to wear fashionable but sensible heels, not too high or wobbly to avoid neuromas, sesamoid problems and painful bunions.
Patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the human body (sesamoid bone refers to any bone that's embedded inside a muscle or a tendon).
However, the fairytale has now run its course, with O'Brien confirming that Wings Of Eagles has suffered a fracture to his nearfore sesamoid joint.
Wings Of Eagles suffered a bad fracture to his near-fore sesamoid and has been retired.
When the vets X-rayed him, his sesamoid had completely come apart - it's incredible he ran the race he did, but there was absolutely no chance that he'd ever race again.
MR (Figure 1B) axial proton density with fat saturation demonstrates edema of the os peroneum as the sesamoid courses within the peroneus longus tendon.
The fabella (Latin for "little bean") is a sesamoid bone that is visible at radiography in approximately 10-30% of the general population and is found bilaterally in most cases [1].
Both radiography and computed tomography may demonstrate displacement of the os peroneum from its usual position, fracture, or diastasis of a bipartite sesamoid.
Direct palpation of the medial sesamoid reproduced the patient's symptoms.
We measured hallux valgus angle (HVA), 1-2 intermetatarsal angle (IMA), proximal articular set angle (PASA), distal articular set angle, hallux interphalangeal angle, metatarsocuneiform angle, size of the medial eminence of the distal first metatarsal, tibial sesamoid position, and joint congruity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ).