from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The semilunar bone of the wrist; the second bone of the proximal row of carpals, between the scaphoid and the cuneiform: so called from its concavo-convex shape in the human wrist. More fully called os semilunare. Also lunare and lungtum. See scapholunare, and cuts under Artiodactyla, hand, perissodactyla, pisiform, and scapholunar.
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The Semilunar Ganglion (ganglion semilunare [Gasseri]; Gasserian ganglion) occupies a cavity (cavum Meckelii) in the dura mater covering the trigeminal impression near the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.
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