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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 and Etymology of scaphoid

New Latin scaphoides, from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphos boat


First Known Use: 1831


Medical Dictionary

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scaphoid

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adjective scaph·oid \ˈskaf-ˌȯid\

Medical Definition of scaphoid

  1. 1:  shaped like a boat :  navicular

  2. 2:  characterized by concavity <the abdomen was soft and scaphoid without tenderness—Nancy M. Heiss et al>




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scaphoid

noun scaph·oid

Medical Definition of scaphoid

  1. 1:  navicular a

  2. 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



Illustration of scaphoid

Variants of scaphoid

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scaphoid bone


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