Scapha



scapha scaph·a (skāf’ə, skā’fə)
n.

A boat-shaped anatomical structure.

The longitudinal furrow between the helix and the anthelix of the auricle of the ear.

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  • Scapho-

    1. a combining form meaning “boat,” used in the formation of compound words: scaphocephaly. scapho- pref. Boat; boat-shaped: scaphocephalic.

  • Scaphocephalic

    or scaphocephalism [skaf-uh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌskæf əˈsɛf ə li/ noun, Pathology. 1. premature closure of the sagittal suture resulting in a deformed skull having an elongated, keellike shape. scaphocephalic /ˌskæfɪsiˈfælik/ adjective 1. (anatomy) having a head that is abnormally long and narrow as a result of the two parietal bones on the top of the skull closing […]



  • Scaphocephaly

    or scaphocephalism [skaf-uh-sef-uh-lee] /ˌskæf əˈsɛf ə li/ noun, Pathology. 1. premature closure of the sagittal suture resulting in a deformed skull having an elongated, keellike shape.

  • Scaphoid

    adjective 1. boat-shaped; navicular. noun 2. Anatomy. a navicular. adjective 1. (anatomy) an obsolete word for navicular scaphoid scaph·oid (skāf’oid’) adj. Shaped like a boat; hollow. n. See navicular.



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