- boat-shaped; navicular.
- Anatomy. a navicular.
Origin of scaphoid
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(b.) Below the ankle, close to the attachment to the scaphoid.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
The corner of the scaphoid just reaches the magnum also in Amblypoda.
In Echidna the carpus is broad, the scaphoid and lunar are united and there is no centrale.
In the carpus a centrale is present, and the scaphoid and lunar are separate.
The scaphoid and lunar are separate, and there is a centrale.
- anatomy an obsolete word for navicular
C18: via New Latin from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphē boat
Word Origin and History for scaphoid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Shaped like a boat; hollow.