Definition of Lunate bone

1. Noun. One of the eight small wrist bones.

Exact synonyms: Os Lunatum, Semilunar Bone
Generic synonyms: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone

Definition of Lunate bone

1. Noun. (anatomy) One of the carpal bones of the wrist. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lunate bone

1. One of the proximal row in the carpus between the scaphoid and triquetral; it articulates with the radius, scaphoid, triquetral, hamate, and capitate. Synonym: os lunatum, lunare, os intermedium. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lunate Bone

lunate bone (current term)
lunate cerebral sulcus
lunate dislocation
lunate fissure
lunate sigma
lunate sigmas
lunate sulcus
lunate surface of acetabulum
lunatic asylum
lunatic asylums
lunatic fringe

Literary usage of Lunate bone

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Of these, the lateral, triangular, articulates with the navicular bone; the medial, quadrilateral, with the lunate bone. The articular surface for the ulna ..."

2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The lunate bone may be distinguished by its deep concavity and crescentic outline. ... The left lunate bone. narrow, flattened, semilunar facet for ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Two interosseous ligaments stretch across the narrow intervals between these bones— one on each side of the lunate bone—and complete the carpal surface. ..."

4. A Text-book of Fractures and Dislocations: With Special Reference to Their by Kellogg Speed (1916)
"I am able to add a case treated this year. Then- was complete dorsal dislocation of the lunate bone after a fall on the hands from a height. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by Asiatic Society of Bengal (1875)
"... and the callosity of the lunate bone in front is at that age (as I have seen ... though the figure would suggest the idea of the lunate bone being ..."

6. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"The medial surface is occupied by two articular facets, of which the upper is crescentic in shape for the lunate bone, whilst the lower is deeply concave ..."

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