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tubercle of scaphoid (bone)

 

Definition: a projection at the inferior lateral angle of the scaphoid bone; it can be palpated at the root of the thumb; provides attachment for the transverse carpal ligament (flexor retinaculum).

Synonym(s): tuberculum ossis scaphoideiTA

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