Navicular



[nuh-vik-yuh-ler] /nəˈvɪk yə lər/ Anatomy

adjective
1.
boat-shaped, as certain bones.
noun
2.
Also, naviculare
[nuh-vik-yuh-lair-ee, -lahr-ee] /nəˌvɪk yəˈlɛər i, -ˈlɑr i/ (Show IPA). the bone at the radial end of the proximal row of the bones of the carpus.
3.
the bone in front of the talus on the inner side of the foot.
adjective (nəˈvɪkjʊlə)
1.
shaped like a boat
noun
2.
a small boat-shaped bone of the wrist or foot
adj.

“boat-shaped,” 1540s, from Late Latin navicularis “pertaining to a boat,” from navicula, diminutive of navis “ship” (see naval).

navicular na·vic·u·lar (nə-vĭk’yə-lər)
n.

adj.
Shaped like a boat.

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