navicular

[ nuh-vik-yuh-ler ]
/ nəˈvɪk yə lər /
Anatomy

adjective

boat-shaped, as certain bones.

noun

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.

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Origin of navicular

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 navicular

navicular
/ anatomy /

adjective (nəˈvɪkjʊlə)

shaped like a boat

noun Also: naviculare (nəˌvɪkjʊˈlɑːrɪ)

a small boat-shaped bone of the wrist or foot

Word Origin for navicular

C16: from Late Latin nāviculāris, from Latin nāvicula, diminutive of nāvis ship
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Medical definitions for navicular

navicular
[ nə-vĭkyə-lər ]

n.

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

adj.

Shaped like a boat.
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