Destot's space

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Etymology[edit]

Named for scientist Etienne Destot (1864-1918).

Noun[edit]

Destot's space (uncountable)

  1. (anatomy) The space in the wrist bounded by the hamate, capitate, triquetral and lunate bones.
    • 2003. Roach, Mary. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. W. W. Norton & Company, page 163
      The wound on the back of the hand on the Shroud of Turin appears on the thumb side of the wrist, and any anatomy textbook will confirm that Destot's space is on the pinkie side of the wrist, where Barbet indeed sank his nails into his cadaver wrists."