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Definition of "sesamoid" []

  • Of or designating any of certain small modular bones or cartilages that develop in a tendon or in the capsule of a joint. (adjective)
  • A sesamoid bone or cartilage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sesamoid" in a sentence
  • "Open Cup semifinal Wednesday, and at some point, apparently fractured the sesamoid bone in his right foot -- the same ailment that required surgery in preseason and prevented him from playing in a league match until July 31."
  • "Even after Ruffian broke the sesamoid bones in her foot 3/8s of a mile into the race, she ran as hard as she could for another fifty yards, breaking the hearts of everyone who saw the race."
  • "Uhlaender, who was introduced to skeleton by friend and bobsledder Sara Sprung, finished sixth overall in her rookie World Cup season last year, competing on two broken bones in her foot — a partially fractured talus in her left ankle that wasn't diagnosed for nearly two years and a broken sesamoid near her left toe."