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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Broadly, mild HV is defined as an HV angle of less than 20[degrees] and a 1-2 intermetatarsal (IM) angle less than 11[degrees], with less than 50% subluxation of the lateral sesamoid. Moderate HV is a HV angle of 20[degrees] to 40[degrees] and a 1-2 IM angle that is less than 16[degrees], with 50% to 75% subluxation of the lateral sesamoid.
When her sesamoid bone exploded, she guaranteed her demise by trying to forge on through the fracture.
The star of Tom George's stable had been on the sidelines with a sesamoid problem since winning the Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham in March 2002.
Fractures were not included if they involved the skull, bones of the face, mandible, cervical spine, or sesamoid bone of the hand, finger, or thumb.
Fractures were not included in the study if they involved the skull, bones of the face, mandible, cervical spine, or sesamoid bone of the hand, finger, or thumb.
Possibly a sesamoid bone, the spur could function as muscle or ligament attachment site, or possibly for increased movements as limb length increases.
Most equine veterinarians believe that the disease results when repeated stress cuts off blood flow to a small foot bone called the distal sesamoid, or the navicular bone.
Scapinelli[11] described in this ligament the formation of sesamoid bones, developing in connective tissue with a previous stage of fibrocartilaginous metaplasia.
McClure is studying the effectiveness of Equitripsy in healing equine musculoskeletal problems such as long bone fractures, osteo-degenerative conditions, sesamoid fractures, navicular disease and tendinitis.
Chespirito sustained a sesamoid injury, but Cashen Kuba's was more of a freak occurrence.
A descriptive study was carried out to determine the geometric shape of the sesamoid bones of the anterior region of the knee.
"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.