scaphoid

noun scaph·oid \ ˈska-ˌfȯid \

Definition of scaphoid

1 :navicular a
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


Medical Dictionary

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scaphoid

adjective scaph·oid \ ˈskaf-ˌȯid \

medical Definition of scaphoid

1 :shaped like a boat :navicular
2 :characterized by concavity
  • the abdomen was soft and scaphoid without tenderness
  • —Nancy M. Heiss et al

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scaphoid

noun
variants: or scaphoid bone

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

Illustration of scaphoid


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