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A sesamoid bone is a bone embedded within a tendon.

Sesamoid bones can be found on joints throughout the body, including:

This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from http://www.wikipedia.org

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General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Sesamoid bone