adjective Anatomy.
shaped like a sesame seed, as certain small nodular bones and cartilages.

1690–1700; < Latin sēsamoīdēs < Greek sēsamoeidḗs like sesame seed. See sesame, -oid

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sesamoid (ˈsɛsəˌmɔɪd)
1.  of or relating to various small bones formed in tendons, such as the patella
2.  of or relating to any of various small cartilages, esp those of the nose
[C17: from Latin sēsamoīdēs like sesame (seed), from Greek]

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sesamoid ses·a·moid (sěs'ə-moid')

  1. Resembling a sesame seed in size or shape.

  2. Of or relating to a sesamoid bone.

A sesamoid bone or cartilage.
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