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navicular

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adjective na·vic·u·lar \nə-ˈvi-kyə-lər\

Definition of navicular

  1. 1 :  shaped like a boat <a navicular bone>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or involving a navicular bone <navicular disease>



Origin of navicular

Middle English naviculare, from Latin navicula boat, diminutive of navis


First Known Use: 15th century


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navicular

noun na·vic·u·lar

Definition of navicular

  1. :  a navicular bone: a :  one situated on the big-toe side of the tarsus in humans —called also scaphoid b :  scaphoid 2 c :  one situated in the hoof of a horse behind the coffin bone



Origin of navicular

New Latin (os) naviculare a navicular bone


First Known Use: 1816


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