Boat-shaped; hollowed. See s. (bone). [scapho- + G. eidos, resemblance]

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scaph·oid 'skaf-.ȯid adj
1) shaped like a boat: NAVICULAR
2) characterized by concavity <the abdomen was soft and \scaphoid without tenderness (Nancy M. Heiss )(et al)>
scaphoid n
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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scaph·oid (skafґoid) [scaph- + -oid] shaped like a boat; called also navicular. Used especially in reference to the most lateral bone in the proximal row of carpal bones; see os scaphoideum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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  • Scaphoid — Scaph oid (?; 277), a. [Gr. ska fh a boat + oid: cf. F. scapho[ i]de.] (Anat.) Resembling a boat in form; boat shaped. n. The scaphoid bone. [1913 Webster] {Scaphoid bone} (a) One of the carpal bones, which articulates with the radius; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scaphoid — (adj.) 1741, from Mod.L. scaphoides boat shaped, from Gk. skaphoeides, from skaphe boat (see BATHYSCAPHE (Cf. bathyscaphe)) + oeides (see OID (Cf. oid)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scaphoid — [skaf′oid΄] adj., n. [ModL scaphoides < Gr skaphoeidēs < skaphos, boat, hollow shell (< base of skaptein, to hollow out < IE base * (s)kap , to split, hollow out > SHAPE) + eides, OID] NAVICULAR …   English World dictionary

  • scaphoid — Navicular Na*vic u*lar, a. [L. navicularius, fr. navicula, dim. of navis ship: cf. F. naviculaire.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a boat or ship. [1913 Webster] 2. Shaped like a boat; cymbiform; scaphoid; as, the navicular glumes of most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scaphoid — noun Etymology: New Latin scaphoides, from Greek skaphoeidēs, from skaphos boat Date: 1831 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scaphoid — 1. adjective Shaped like a boat, navicular. 2. noun Carpal navicular bone. Syn: scaphoid bone, os scaphoideum …   Wiktionary

  • scaphoid — adj. [Gr. skaphe, boat] Boat shaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scaphoid — /skaf oyd/, adj. 1. boat shaped; navicular. n. 2. Anat. a navicular. [1735 45; < NL scaphoides < Gk skaphoeidés like a boat. See SCAPH , OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • scaphoid — boat shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • scaphoid — scaph·oid || skæfɔɪd adj. resembling a boat, boat shaped …   English contemporary dictionary

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