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trapezium (bone)


Definition: the lateral (radial) bone in the distal row of the carpus; it articulates with the first and second metacarpals, scaphoid, and trapezoid bones.

Synonym(s): os trapeziumTA, greater multangular bone, os multangulum majus, trapezium2

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