Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Shaped like a boat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Boat-shaped; resembling a boat; cymbiform: in anatomy applied to several parts.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.
  • adjective One of the tarsal bones; the navicular bone. See under Navicular.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Shaped like a boat, navicular.
  • noun anatomy Carpal navicular bone.

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

  • adjective shaped like a boat

Etymologies

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

[New Latin scaphoīdēs, from Greek skaphoeidēs, like a bowl : skaphē, tub, boat + -oeidēs, -oid.]

Examples

  • 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.

    Too Far From His Heart To Hurt Him

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Seton Hall Basketball Player Shot In Robbery

  • 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.

    Planet-Knox Blog: Knox Hand Protection – the gloves are off

  • 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.

    Stick A Fork In Me...

  • This is all due to a broken scaphoid bone .... oh, and skateboarding.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • This is all due to a broken scaphoid bone .... oh, and skateboarding.

    Too Far From His Heart To Hurt Him

  • Finally, here's the word ... scaphoid fracture. late, 5: 00 now.

    burnkryten Diary Entry

  • —The Navicular Bone (os naviculare manus; scaphoid bone) (Fig. 221).

    II. Osteology. 6b. The Hand. 1. The Carpus

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