from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve


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