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Sesamoid bones

sesamoid bone

A bone formed in a tendon where it passes over a joint.

Synonym: os sesamoideum.


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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... way in which the giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, uses the radial sesamoid bone — its 'pseudo-thumb' — for grasping makes it one of the most ... the radial sesamoid bone cannot move independently of its articulated bones, as has been suggested1, 2, 3, but rather acts as part of a functional ...

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by scottie
Mon May 09, 2011 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... way in which the giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, uses the radial sesamoid bone — its 'pseudo-thumb' — for grasping makes it one of the most ... the radial sesamoid bone cannot move independently of its articulated bones, as has been suggested 1, 2, 3, but rather acts as part of a functional ...

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by scottie
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: A way to test Evolution

Sagittal section of right knee-joint. Sesamoid bones at the distal end of the first metatarsal bone of the foot. Latin ossa sesamoideum In anatomy, ...

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by Penfire
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A way to test Evolution
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How do genes get associated with specific traits?

... What looks like its "thumb" is actually a wrist bone (the sesamoid) that evolved until it was so big that it stuck out to one side ... growth of the sesamoid in all its limbs. The large size of its ankle bones serve no function. Instead they're merely the byproduct of natural ...

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by mith
Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How do genes get associated with specific traits?
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Views: 3544


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