scaphoid

noun
scaph·oid | \ˈska-ˌfȯid \

Definition of scaphoid 

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

Other Words from scaphoid

scaphoid adjective

First Known Use of scaphoid

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scaphoid

New Latin scaphoides, from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphos boat

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scaphoid

adjective
scaph·oid | \ˈskaf-ˌȯid \

Medical Definition of scaphoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : shaped like a boat : navicular

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

scaphoid

noun
variants: or scaphoid bone

Medical Definition of scaphoid (Entry 2 of 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

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