Navicular

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navicular

1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a boat or ship.

2. Shaped like a boat; cymbiform; scaphoid; as, the navicular glumes of most grasses; the navicular bone. Navicular bone.

(Science: anatomy) A disease affecting the navicular bone, or the adjacent parts, in a horse's foot.

Origin: L. Navicularius, fr. Navicula, dim. Of navis ship: cf. F. Naviculaire.

(Science: anatomy) The navicular bone.