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sesamoid
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1. Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame.

2. <anatomy> Of or pertaining to the sesamoid bones or cartilages; sesamoidal.

<anatomy> Sesamoid bones, Sesamoid cartilages, small bones or cartilages formed in tendons, like the patella and pisiform in man.

Origin: Gr. Like sesame; sesame + form: cf. F. Sesamoide.

<anatomy> A sesamoid bone or cartilage.

(01 Mar 1998)

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