from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A comma-shaped bone of the human wrist, located in the first row of carpals.
- n. A concave bone of the human foot, located between the talus and the metatarsals.
- adj. Shaped like a boat; scaphoid.
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- adj. Shaped like a boat.
- n. A navicular bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a boat or ship.
- adj. Shaped like a boat; cymbiform; scaphoid
- n. The navicular bone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to small ships or boats; shaped like a boat; cymbiform. Specifically
- In anatomy, scaphoid: applied to certain bones of the hand and foot. See II.
- In entomology, oblong or ovate, with a concave disk and raised margins, as the bodies of certain insects.
- In botany, resembling or belonging to the genus Navicula; boat-shaped.
- n. In anatomy:
- n. The scaphoid bone of the carpus; the radiale, or bone of the proximal row on the radial side of the wrist. See cut under hand.
- n. The scaphoid bone of the tarsus, a bone of the proximal row, on the inner or tibial side, in special relation with the astragalus and the cuneiform bones. See cut under foot.
- n. A large transversely extended sesamoid bone developed in the tendon of the deep flexor, at the back of the distal phalangeal articulation of the foot of the horse, between the coronary and the coffin-bone. See cut under fetter-bone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the largest wrist bone on the thumb side
- adj. shaped like a boat
From Latin nāvicula, boat, diminutive of nāvis, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)