triquetral


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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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(14) reported a FCUM that possessed only a humeral head; another muscle belly originating from medial epicondyle lying between flexor digitorum superficialis and FCUM and was attached to triquetral, hamate bones, and flexor retinaculum.
Note the comminuted scaphoid facet, subtle triquetral fracture (AP) as well as the obvious perilunate dislocation (lateral).