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
Interestingly enough, the scaphoid is very small but apparently takes quite a bit to break - it's more difficult to break than a bone in your forearm.
Hazell, a preseason All-Big East selection and honorable mention All-America, broke the scaphoid bone in his left wrist in a win over Alabama on Nov. 19, when he scored 27 points.
Three years ago Knox turned their attention to hand protection, patenting the SPS scaphoid protection system, which for the first time gave riders effective protection against common scaphoid injuries to the bone connecting the thumb to the wrist.
This is all due to a broken scaphoid bone .... oh, and skateboarding.
Eventually, we were led back to the exam room where the orthopedic surgeon confirmed that my son had broken his scaphoid - a little cashew shaped bone in the wrist which often has difficulty healing properly.
Finally, here's the word ... scaphoid fracture. late, 5: 00 now.
The Navicular Bone (os naviculare manus; scaphoid bone) (Fig. 221).
The Navicular Bone (os naviculare pedis; scaphoid bone) (Figs. 276, 277).
Above this fossa is a small, oval, shallow depression, the scaphoid fossa, which gives origin to the Tensor veli palatini.
The angular prominence between the posterior margin of the vaginal process and the medial border of the scaphoid fossa is named the pterygoid tubercle, and immediately above this is the posterior opening of the pterygoid canal.
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