Scaphoid

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scaphoid

(Science: anatomy) Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.

The scaphoid bone. Scaphoid bone One of the carpal bones, which articulates with the radius; the radiale. One of the tarsal bones; the navicular bone. See Navicular.

Origin: Gr. A boat: cf. F. Scaphoide. A bone in the wrist or ankle that assists 360 degree movement in these joints.