Definition of Capitate bone

1. Noun. The wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus.

Exact synonyms: Capitate, Os Capitatum
Generic synonyms: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone
Derivative terms: Capitate



Definition of Capitate bone

1. Noun. The largest of the bones in the human wrist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Capitate bone

1. Enlarged or swollen at tip, gathered into a mass at apex, as compound stigma, a knoblike stigma terminating a style. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Capitate bone

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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The interosseous ligament between the capitate and the hamate bones is very strong; that between the capitate bone and the lesser ..."

2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray, Warren Harmon Lewis (1918)
"The capitate bone is the largest of the carpal bones, and occupies the center ... The left capitate bone. the navicular and lunate; a constricted portion or ..."

3. A Text-book of Fractures and Dislocations: With Special Reference to Their by Kellogg Speed (1916)
"One drawn straight across on the level of the hamate bone crosses the capitate bone just above the base of the third metacarpal. If the hand is flexed after ..."

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