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 scapho&imacron;d&emacron;s, from Greek skaphoeid&emacron;s, like a bowl : skaph&emacron;, tub, boat + -oeid&emacron;s, -oid.
(comparative more scaphoid, superlative most scaphoid)
- Shaped like a boat, navicular.
- (anatomy) Carpal navicular bone.