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Encyclopedia > Triquetral bone

The triquetral bone (also called triquetral, os triquetrum, cuneiform bone, pyramidal bone, cubital bone, os pyramidale, os triangulare, three-cornered bone, and triangular bone) is a type of carpal bone. In human anatomy, the carpal bones are the bones of the human wrist. ...

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Location and articulation

The triquetral bone is located in the wrist on the medial side of the proximal row of the carpus between the lunate and pisiform bones. It is on the ulnar side of the hand, but does not articulate with the ulna. It connects with the pisiform, hamate, and lunate bones. In human anatomy, the wrist is the flexible and narrower connection between the forearm and the hand. ... In Greek mythology, Carpus fruit was a son of Chloris and Boreas. ... Lunate is a term meaning crescent or moon-shaped. ...


Shape

The triquetral bone is pyramid-shaped.


Etymology

Formed from Latin "triquetrus" which means "three-cornered".


See also


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The Probert Encyclopaedia - Medicine (N-Z) (6112 words)
The pisiform bone is one of the bones in the human wrist.
The triquetral bone is one of the bones in the human wrist.
In a human, the zygomatic bone is the bone in the skull responsible for the prominence of the upper and anterior part of the cheek.
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