shaped like a boat: said esp. of certain bones
Origin of navicularLate Latin navicularis from Classical Latin navicula, diminutive of navis, a ship: see navy
any of various boat-shaped bones; esp.,
- the outer bone of the first row of carpals in the wrist
- a bone on the inner side of the human foot, in front of the anklebone
- A comma-shaped bone of the human wrist, located in the first row of carpals.
- A concave bone of the human foot, located between the talus and the metatarsals. Also called In both senses also called scaphoid .
Shaped like a boat; scaphoid.
Origin of navicularFrom Latin nāvicula boat diminutive of nāvis ship ; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more navicular, superlative most navicular)
- Shaped like a boat.
- (anatomy) A navicular bone.