navicular


1na·vic·u·lar

adjective \nə-ˈvi-kyə-lər\

Definition of NAVICULAR

1
:  shaped like a boat <a navicular bone>
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

2navicular

noun

Definition of NAVICULAR

:  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

Rhymes with NAVICULAR

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