- Latin multangulus; multus much, many + angulus angle: compare French multangulaire. (Wiktionary)
“We have also found a fourth, and then on the south side of the city, about the year 320, they built another wall with what we called the multangular tower, to guard against the incoming peoples on the river side of the city, again our ancestors, the English-speaking people, who were beginning to come up the river in those days.”
“Roman, that curious thirteen-sided building called the multangular tower forming part of it, and also the lower part of the wall leading from this tower to Bootham Bar, the upper part being of later origin.”
“The radial collateral ligament extends from the tip of the styloid process of the radius to the radial side of the navicular, some of its fibers being prolonged to the greater multangular bone and the transverse carpal ligament.”
“The greater multangular articulates with four bones: the navicular proximally, the first metacarpal distally, and the lesser multangular and second metacarpal medially.”
“The lesser multangular articulates with four bones: the navicular proximally, second metacarpal distally, greater multangular laterally, and capitate medially.”
“The greater multangular bone may be distinguished by a deep groove on its volar surface.”
“The lesser multangular is the smallest bone in the distal row.”
“The lateral surface articulates with the lesser multangular by a small facet at its anterior inferior angle, behind which is a rough depression for the attachment of an interosseous ligament.”
“The inferior surface, directed downward, lateralward, and backward, is also smooth, convex, and triangular, and is divided by a slight ridge into two parts, the lateral articulating with the greater multangular, the medial with the lesser multangular.”
“The capitate articulates with seven bones: the navicular and lunate proximally, the second, third, and fourth metacarpals distally, the lesser multangular on the radial side, and the hamate on the ulnar side.”
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