- boat-shaped, as certain bones.
- Also na·vic·u·lar·e [nuh-vik-yuh-lair-ee, -lahr-ee] /nəˌvɪk yəˈlɛər i, -ˈlɑr i/. the bone at the radial end of the proximal row of the bones of the carpus.
- the bone in front of the talus on the inner side of the foot.
Origin of navicular
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Examples from the Web for navicular
It articulates with the second metatarsal and with the navicular.
It articulates with the third metatarsal and with the navicular.
You've a lot to learn about navicular, you 'ave, if you can talk such rot as that!Lyre and Lancet
With navicular disease it sooner or later makes its appearance.
There was no adherence of the tendon to the navicular bone nor any ulceration.
- shaped like a boat
- a small boat-shaped bone of the wrist or foot
C16: from Late Latin nāviculāris, from Latin nāvicula, diminutive of nāvis ship
Word Origin and History for navicular
"boat-shaped," 1540s, from Late Latin navicularis "pertaining to a boat," from navicula, diminutive of navis "ship" (see naval).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A comma-shaped bone of the wrist that is located in the first row of carpals.
- A concave bone of the foot, located between the talus and the metatarsals.scaphoid
- Shaped like a boat.
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