Definition of Os capitatum

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

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

Medical Definition of Os capitatum

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Os Capitatum

os acromiale
os basilare
os breve
os calcis
os capitatum (current term)
os centrale
os centrale tarsi
os coccygis
os costale
os cuboideum
os cuneiforme intermedium
os cuneiforme laterale
os cuneiforme mediale
os ethmoidale
os femoris
os frontale

Literary usage of Os capitatum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Fractures and Dislocations: With Special Reference to Their by Kellogg Speed (1916)
"The roentgen- ogram shows a displaced os capitatum with several areas of cystic degeneration, the other carpal bones appearing normal in contour and ..."

2. Contributions by University of Minnesota Dept. of Anatomy (1922)
"os capitatum and os hamatum present. Fig, 18.—Tracing of a radiogram of the wrist ... An unusually large child with the centers for the os capitatum and os ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"... minus os capitatum Os hamatum OLD TERMINOLOGY. Clavicle Impression for conoid ligament Impression for rhomboid ligament Scapula Supra-scapular notch ..."

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