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scaphoid

[ skaf-oid ]
/ ˈskæf ɔɪd /
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noun
Anatomy. a navicular.
adjective
having the shape of a boat; navicular.
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Origin of scaphoid

First recorded in 1735–45; frpm New Latin scaphoīdēs, from Greek skaphoeidḗs “like a boat”; see origin at scaph-, -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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Medical definitions for scaphoid

scaphoid
[ skăfoid′ ]

adj.
Shaped like a boat; hollow.
n.
navicular
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