Definition of interosseous in English:

interosseous

Syllabification: in·ter·os·se·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈäsēəs
 
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adjective

1Situated between bones, in particular.
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  • It is attached to the cuboid by an interosseous ligament and to the cuboid and navicular bones by the strong bifurcate ligament.
  • The sacroiliac ligament is a strong interosseous connection between the sacrum and ilium on the posterior surface.
  • It is innervated by the anterior interosseous nerve and may be represented as the tibialis posterior of the leg.
1.1Of or denoting certain muscles of the hand and foot.
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  • The ulnar nerve also innervates the adductor pollicis and first dorsal interosseous muscles, which allow pinch.
  • The palmer interosseous muscles adduct the fingers toward the axial line or the middle digit, and the dorsal interosseous muscles are abductors of the fingers.
  • The dorsal interosseous muscles are larger than their plantar counterparts, are four in number, and fill the intermetatarsal spaces.
1.2Of or denoting certain arteries of the forearm.
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  • It may join the radial artery at the wrist, or if the radial stops short of the carpus the posterior interosseous artery may replace it.
  • Still more rarely, it gives rise to the interosseous artery or a vas aberrans.
  • The ulnar artery has been found taking a superficial course when arising in the usual situation, and in these cases also the recurrent and interosseous arteries may be given off by the radial trunk.

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