Definition of Os lunatum

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

Exact synonyms: Lunate Bone, Semilunar Bone
Generic synonyms: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone

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

os hyoideum
os iliacum
os ilium
os incae
os incisivum
os intermaxillare
os intermedium
os intermetatarseum
os interparietale
os irregulare
os ischii
os japonicum
os lacrimale
os longum
os lunatum (current term)
os magnum
os malare
os metacarpale
os metatarsale
os multangulum majus
os multangulum minus
os nasale
os naviculare
os naviculare manus
os occipitale
os odontoideum
os orbiculare
os palatinum
os parietale

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; ..."

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