navicular

navicular

[nuh-vik-yuh-ler] Anatomy.
adjective
1.
boat-shaped, as certain bones.
noun
2.
Also, naviculare [nuh-vik-yuh-lair-ee, -lahr-ee] . the bone at the radial end of the proximal row of the bones of the carpus.
3.
the bone in front of the talus on the inner side of the foot.

Origin:
1535–45; < Late Latin nāviculāris of, relating to shipping, equivalent to Latin nāvicul(a) a small ship (nāvi(s) ship + -cula -cule1;) + -āris -ar1

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navicular
 
adj
1.  shaped like a boat
 
n
2.  a small boat-shaped bone of the wrist or foot
 
[C16: from Late Latin nāviculāris, from Latin nāvicula, diminutive of nāvis ship]

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navicular na·vic·u·lar (nə-vĭk'yə-lər)
n.

  1. A comma-shaped bone of the wrist that is located in the first row of carpals.

  2. A concave bone of the foot, located between the talus and the metatarsals. Also called scaphoid.

adj.
Shaped like a boat.
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