Definition of Semilunar bone

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

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

Medical Definition of Semilunar bone

1. An obsolete term for lunate bone. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semilunar Bone

semilog paper
semilunar bone (current term)
semilunar cartilage
semilunar conjunctival fold
semilunar cusp
semilunar fascia
semilunar fasciculus
semilunar fibrocartilage
semilunar fold
semilunar fold of colon
semilunar ganglion
semilunar hiatus
semilunar line
semilunar notch
semilunar nucleus of Flechsig
semilunar valve

Literary usage of Semilunar bone

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

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The semilunar bone (Fig. 154) may be distinguished by its deep concavity and crescentic outline. It is situated in the centre of the upper row of the carpus ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"With five bones: the radius above, trapezium and trapezoid below, os magnum and semilunar internally. The /semilunar bone may be distinguished by its deep ..."

3. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"A CASE OF COMPOUND DISLOCATION OF THE semilunar bone. Dr. Gross exhibited the specimen and read the history of the case. Twelvemonths ago a gentleman, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise of Fractures and Dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1905)
"Of fifteen reported cases of dislocation of the semilunar bone, one of them double (Flower), including Cameron's and ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"and articulates with the semilunar bone. There are three surfaces ... The upper extremity or head articulates above with the semilunar bone by a convex ..."

6. The London Lancet: A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical (1872)
"During this forcible rotation in situ of this semilunar bone, all of its ... Although these tense ligaments kept the semilunar bone immediately over its ..."

7. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1891)
"In other cases the portion of semilunar bone opposite the meniscus is so small as hardly to be noticeable, consisting merely of a very narrow strip, ..."

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