Definition of Pisiform bone

1. Noun. A small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetral.

Exact synonyms: Os Pisiforme, Pisiform
Generic synonyms: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone



Definition of Pisiform bone

1. Noun. (anatomy) A small knobbly, pea-shaped sesamoid bone of the wrist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Pisiform bone

1. A small bone resembling a pea in size and shape, in the proximal row of the carpus, lying on the anterior surface of the triquetral with which alone it articulates; it gives insertion to the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. Synonym: os pisiforme, lentiform bone. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pisiform Bone

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Literary usage of Pisiform bone

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1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The pisiform bone lies on a plane anterior to the other bones of the carpus. Posteriorly it possesses an articular surface, which rests on the pyramidal ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The triangular bone may be distinguished by its pyramidal shape, and by an oval isolated facet for articulation with the pisiform bone. ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"On its inner side is the pisiform bone. The ulnar nerve lies at the inner side, and somewhat behind the artery ; here the nerve and artery are crossed by a ..."

4. The Science and Art of Surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"The pisiform bone is to be separated and left attached to the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris, which is not to be cut. The flexor tendons are to be ..."

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