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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



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Variants of scaphoid

or scaphoid bone

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