• WordNet 3.6
    • adj scaphoid shaped like a boat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Scaphoid (Anat) Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scaphoid Boat-shaped; resembling a boat; cymbiform: in anatomy applied to several parts.
    • n scaphoid In anatomy: The bone on the radial side of the proximal row of the carpus, articulating with the lunar, magnum, trapezoid, trapezium, and radius. Also called navicular, radiale. See cuts under Artiodactyla, Perissodactyla, hand, and solidungulate.
    • n scaphoid One of the tarsal bones, placed at the inner side, between the astragalus and the three cuneiforms, and sometimes articulating also with the cuboid. Also called navicular. See cut under foot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Scaphoid skaf′oid boat-like in form, noting two bones, one in the wrist and the other in the foot.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ska`fh a boat + -oid,: cf. F. scaphoïde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. skaphē, a boat, eidos, form.


In literature:

The anterior articular surface is prolonged in the direction of the displaced scaphoid.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The upper row of the carpus consists of the united scaphoid, lunar and cuneiform bones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The scaphoid and lunar bones of the carpus are united.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
To this malformation he has given the name, scaphoid scapula.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The bones of the carpus are seven in number, the scaphoid and the semilunar being fused together.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The three bones of the first row of the carpus (scaphoid, lunar and cuneiform) are subequal in size.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
Diarrhoea is also rare, and the abdomen, instead of being tympanitic, is flat, and in many cases even scaphoid.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
In the hand the scaphoid and lunar bones are always united.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In news:

Junior center Gorgui Dieng is out indefinitely due to broken scaphoid bone in his left wrist, the school announced Sunday night.
Dieng will have a screw inserted into his scaphoid bone Tuesday at the Kleinert Kutz Hand Center.