navicular


navicular
Flattened, medially placed tarsal bone, concave on its posterior surface to accommodate the head of the talus, and convex on its anterior surface to articulate with the three cuneiform bones. SYN: os naviculare [TA], central bone of ankle, n. (bone), os centrale tarsi. [L. navicularis, relating to shipping]

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na·vic·u·lar nə-'vik-yə-lər n a navicular bone:
a) the one of the seven tarsal bones of the human foot that is situated on the big-toe side between the talus and the cuneiform bones called also scaphoid
b) SCAPHOID (2)
c) a small bone enclosed within the hoof of the horse behind the junction of the coffin bone and short pastern bone
navicular adj
1) resembling or having the shape of a boat <a \navicular bone>
2) of, relating to, or involving a navicular bone <\navicular fractures>

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na·vic·u·lar (nə-vikґu-lər) scaphoid.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Navicular — Na*vic u*lar, a. [L. navicularius, fr. navicula, dim. of navis ship: cf. F. naviculaire.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a boat or ship. [1913 Webster] 2. Shaped like a boat; cymbiform; scaphoid; as, the navicular glumes of most grasses;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • navicular — adj. anat. Que tiene forma de navecilla. Medical Dictionary. 2011. navicular hueso …   Diccionario médico

  • navicular — naviculár adj. m., pl. naviculári; f. sg. naviculáră, pl. naviculáre Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  NAVICULÁR, Ă adj. În formă de nacelă, de barcă. [cf …   Dicționar Român

  • navicular — adjetivo 1. Que tiene forma de nave o barca pequeñita: hoja navicular, tallo navicular …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • navicular — (Del lat. naviculāris). 1. adj. De forma abarquillada o de navecilla. Hojas, tallos naviculares. 2. m. Anat. hueso escafoides. ☛ V. fosa navicular, hueso navicular …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Navicular — Na*vic u*lar, n. (Anat.) The navicular bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • navicular — adj. 2 g. 1. Que tem feitio de navio ou de navícula. 2.  [Anatomia] Que tem uma cavidade oblonga. 3. osso navicular: o escafoide …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Navicular — Navicular, lat. dtsch., schifförmig; N. bein, schifförmiges Bein der Fußwurzel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • navicular — (adj.) boat shaped, 1540s, from L.L. navicularis pertaining to a boat, from navicula, dim. of navis ship (see NAVAL (Cf. naval)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • navicular — [nə vik′yə lər] adj. [LL navicularis < L navicula, dim. of navis, a ship: see NAVY] shaped like a boat: said esp. of certain bones n. any of various boat shaped bones; esp., a) the outer bone of the first row of carpals in the wrist b) a bone… …   English World dictionary

  • navicular — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English naviculare, from Latin navicula boat, diminutive of navis Date: 15th century 1. shaped like a boat < a navicular bone > 2. of, relating to, or involving a navicular bone < navicular disease > II …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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