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Flattened, medially placed tarsal bone, concave on its posterior surface to accommodate the head of the talus, and convex on its anterior surface to articulate with the three cuneiform bones.
[L. navicularis, relating to shipping]
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1. A comma-shaped bone of the human wrist, located in the first row of carpals.
2. A concave bone of the human foot, located between the talus and the metatarsals. In both senses also called scaphoid.
Shaped like a boat; scaphoid.
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navicularadjective Referring or pertaining to the navicular bone.
noun The navicular bone itself.
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[scapho- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
navicularThe outermost of the wrist (CARPAL) bones on the thumb side in the nearest row. The bone is roughly boat-shaped, hence the name, which is derived from the Latin navis , a boat. Also known as SCAPHOID.
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