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scaphoid

[skaf-oid] /ˈskæf ɔɪd/
adjective
1.
boat-shaped; navicular.
noun
2.
Anatomy. a navicular.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Neo-Latin scaphoīdēs < Greek skaphoeidḗs like a boat. See scaph(o)-, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for scaphoid

scaphoid

/ˈskæfɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) an obsolete word for navicular
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphē boat
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Word Origin and History for scaphoid
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).

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scaphoid in Medicine

scaphoid scaph·oid (skāf'oid')
adj.
Shaped like a boat; hollow. n.
See navicular.

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