Definition of Os lunatum
1. Noun. One of the eight small wrist bones.
Medical Definition of Os lunatum
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)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Os Lunatum
Literary usage of Os lunatum
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)
"Meanwhile the os lunatum (and the broken proximal portion of the navicular) cling closely to ... The os lunatum may not rotate, but may retain a |234 FIG. ..."
2. The Anatomy of the Frog by Alexander Ecker, George Haslam (1889)
"os lunatum, the middle bone (Fig. 39 I), Dugès, n. 38, articulates with the radial part of the articular ... With Dugès I regard this bone as os lunatum; ..."