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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like a boat.
  • n. See navicular.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Shaped like a boat, navicular.
  • n. Carpal navicular bone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Boat-shaped; resembling a boat; cymbiform: in anatomy applied to several parts.
  • n. In anatomy: The bone on the radial side of the proximal row of the carpus, articulating with the lunar, magnum, trapezoid, trapezium, and radius. Also called navicular, radiale. See cuts under Artiodactyla, Perissodactyla, hand, and solidungulate.
  • n. One of the tarsal bones, placed at the inner side, between the astragalus and the three cuneiforms, and sometimes articulating also with the cuboid. Also called navicular. See cut under foot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a boat

Etymologies

New Latin scaphoīdēs, from Greek skaphoeidēs, like a bowl : skaphē, tub, boat + -oeidēs, -oid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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