scaphoid


scaphoid

adjective

  1. boat-shaped; navicular.

noun

  1. Anatomy. a navicular.

adjective

  1. anatomy an obsolete word for navicular

adj.1741, from Modern Latin scaphoides “boat-shaped,” from Greek skaphoeides, with -oeides (see -oid) + skaphe “light boat, skiff;” also “basin, trough, a bowl;” literally “thing dug or cut out,” from PIE *skabh-, from root *(s)kep- “to cut” (see scabies). Related: Scaphoidal (1680s). adj.

  1. Shaped like a boat; hollow.

n.

  1. navicular

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