scaphoid

[ skaf-oid ]
/ ˈskæf ɔɪd /
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adjective

boat-shaped; navicular.

noun

Anatomy. a navicular.

Nearby words

  1. scapewheel,
  2. scapha,
  3. scapho-,
  4. scaphocephalic,
  5. scaphocephaly,
  6. scaphoid abdomen,
  7. scaphoid scapula,
  8. scaphopod,
  9. scapolite,
  10. scapose

Origin of scaphoid

1735–45; < New Latin scaphoīdēs < Greek skaphoeidḗs like a boat. See scaph(o)-, -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for scaphoid

scaphoid

/ (ˈskæfɔɪd) /

adjective

anatomy an obsolete word for navicular

Word Origin for scaphoid

C18: via New Latin from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphē boat

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Word Origin and History for scaphoid

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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Medicine definitions for scaphoid

scaphoid

[ skăfoid′ ]

adj.

Shaped like a boat; hollow.

n.

navicular

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