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scaphoid

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noun scaph·oid \ˈska-ˌfȯid\

Definition of scaphoid

  1. 1 :  navicular a

  2. 2 :  the bone of the thumb side of the carpus that is the largest in the proximal row; also :  the navicular bone of the tarsus

scaphoid adjective


Origin of scaphoid

New Latin scaphoides, from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphos boat


First Known Use: 1831


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