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navicular

[nuh-vik-yuh-ler] /nəˈvɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
boat-shaped, as certain bones.
noun
2.
Also, naviculare
[nuh-vik-yuh-lair-ee, -lahr-ee] /nəˌvɪk yəˈlɛər i, -ˈlɑr i/ (Show IPA)
. 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
1535-1545
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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British Dictionary definitions for naviculare

navicular

adjective (nəˈvɪkjʊlə)
1.
shaped like a boat
noun
2.
a small boat-shaped bone of the wrist or foot
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin nāviculāris, from Latin nāvicula, diminutive of nāvis ship
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Word Origin and History for naviculare

navicular

adj.

"boat-shaped," 1540s, from Late Latin navicularis "pertaining to a boat," from navicula, diminutive of navis "ship" (see naval).

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naviculare in Medicine

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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