Origin and Etymology of scaphoid
New Latin scaphoides, from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphos boat
First Known Use: 1831
Medical Definition of scaphoid
1: navicular a
2: the largest carpal bone of the proximal row of the wrist that occupies the most lateral position on the thumb side—called also navicular
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