• WordNet 3.6
    • adj navicular shaped like a boat
    • n navicular the largest wrist bone on the thumb side
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Navicular Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a boat or ship.
    • Navicular Shaped like a boat; cymbiform; scaphoid; as, the navicular glumes of most grasses; the navicular bone.
    • n Navicular (Anat) The navicular bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • navicular Relating to small ships or boats; shaped like a boat; cymbiform. Specifically
    • navicular In anatomy, scaphoid: applied to certain bones of the hand and foot. See II.
    • navicular In entomology, oblong or ovate, with a concave disk and raised margins, as the bodies of certain insects.
    • navicular In botany, resembling or belonging to the genus Navicula; boat-shaped.
    • n navicular In anatomy:
    • n navicular The scaphoid bone of the carpus; the radiale, or bone of the proximal row on the radial side of the wrist. See cut under hand.
    • n navicular The scaphoid bone of the tarsus, a bone of the proximal row, on the inner or tibial side, in special relation with the astragalus and the cuneiform bones. See cut under foot.
    • n navicular A large transversely extended sesamoid bone developed in the tendon of the deep flexor, at the back of the distal phalangeal articulation of the foot of the horse, between the coronary and the coffin-bone. See cut under fetter-bone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Navicular nav-ik′ū-lar pertaining to small ships or boats:
    • n Navicular a bone in man and animals, so called from its shape
    • adj Navicular nav-ik′ū-lar (bot.) boat-shaped: scaphoid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. navicularius, fr. navicula, dim. of navis, ship: cf. F. naviculaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. navicularisnavicula, dim. of navis, a ship.


In literature:

The hulls, navicular in form and having a flat bottom, are constructed of one-tenth inch iron plate and 40x40 angle iron.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 299" by Various
Navicular Bone showing Lesions of Navicular Disease.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
In the fore legs, navicular disease is differentiated by noting absence of contraction at the heel.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Frequently coffin-joint lameness or navicular disease is mistaken for corns.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
If navicular disease has commenced, and the animal is decidedly lame, we have a difficult case.
"Rational Horse-Shoeing" by John E. Russell
Navicular: boat-shaped = cymbiform.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The navicular bone is short, flattened above and below, and is attached to the coffin bone behind.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
In this manner is an engine treated for navicular, laminitis, back-sinew, or whatever it is that engines most suffer from.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Union of the navicular and cuboid, and sometimes the ectocuneiform bone, of the tarsus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The navicular and the external cuneiform bones are broad and flat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Research Needed to Better Understand Navicular Disease.
Research Needed to Better Understand Navicular Disease .
Update on Navicular Disease .
We discuss some of the more commonly symptomatic bones, namely the os acromiale, os styloideum, metacarpal and hallux sesamoids , patella, os trigonum, os calcaneus secundarius, accessory navicular, os peroneum, and os intermetatarseum.