Origin of scaphoidModern Latin scaphoides from Classical Greek skaphoeid?s from skaphos, boat, hollow shell ( from base of skaptein, to hollow out from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kap-, to split, hollow out from source shape) + -eides, -oid
Shaped like a boat.
Origin of scaphoidNew Latin scaphoīdēs from Greek skaphoeidēs like a bowl skaphē tub, boat -oeidēs -oid
(comparative more scaphoid, superlative most scaphoid)
- Shaped like a boat, navicular.
- (anatomy) Carpal navicular bone.