navicular

adjective
na·​vic·​u·​lar | \ nə-ˈvi-kyə-lər How to pronounce navicular (audio) \

Definition of navicular

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : shaped like a boat a navicular bone
2 : of, relating to, or involving a navicular bone navicular disease

navicular

noun

Definition of navicular (Entry 2 of 2)

: a navicular bone:
a : one situated on the big-toe side of the tarsus in humans

called also scaphoid

c : one situated in the hoof of a horse behind the coffin bone

Examples of navicular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Gasol suffered a navicular stress fracture in his left foot during the 2018-19 season while with the Milwaukee. Chris Cason, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Warren played in four games all of last season because of a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his left foot. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Nov. 2021 Warren will not be ready to play when the 2021-22 season starts Oct. 20, but Pacers coach Rick Carlisle hopes Warren's recovery from a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his left foot will not keep him out for an extended period of time. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Sep. 2021 Warren appeared in only four games last season — the Pacers were 3-1 in those games — the last on Dec. 29, due to a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his left foot. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Aug. 2021 Nadal, who has a longstanding foot problem because his navicular bone did not correctly ossify during childhood, was upbeat about his progress after his loss to Harris. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2021 Hip and ankle flexibility was measured, as were foot posture index and navicular drop, which both assess how much your foot pronates (rolls inward) or supinates (rolls outward). Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 7 May 2021 Warren has been out since the fourth game of the regular-season after receiving surgery because of a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his left foot. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Mar. 2021 Gray also suffered a left foot navicular stress fracture during his third start in 2017. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, 30 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The navicular is covered by cartilage and lacks a rich blood supply, causing a slow recovery process. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of navicular

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for navicular

Adjective

Middle English naviculare, from Latin navicula boat, diminutive of navis

Noun

New Latin (os) naviculare a navicular bone

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The first known use of navicular was in the 15th century

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12 Nov 2021

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“Navicular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/navicular. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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navicular

noun
na·​vic·​u·​lar | \ nə-ˈvik-yə-lər How to pronounce navicular (audio) \
variants: or navicular bone

Medical Definition of navicular

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a boat-shaped bone:
a : the one of the seven tarsal bones of the human foot that is situated on the big-toe side between the talus and the cuneiform bones

called also scaphoid

c : a small bone enclosed within the hoof of the horse behind the junction of the coffin bone and short pastern bone

navicular

adjective

Medical Definition of navicular (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : resembling or having the shape of a boat navicular cells
2 : of, relating to, or involving a navicular bone navicular fractures

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