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Sesamoid bones of the hand

Other Terms: Os sesamoideum, Os sésamoïde

Description

Sesamoid bones are bones that form within tendons. The hand has a variable number of sesamoid bones. These small bones are most common in the flexor tendons of the hand.

Etymology

Process is a term used in anatomy to describe a projection on a bone. It comes from the Latin pro- meaning forward and cessus for gone. It is an old term that can be traced back to the writings of the early anatomist Celsus.

Latin

Os sesamoideum

French

Os sésamoïde

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