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Definition of "navicular" []

  • A comma-shaped bone of the human wrist, located in the first row of carpals. (noun)
  • A concave bone of the human foot, located between the talus and the metatarsals. (noun)
  • Shaped like a boat; scaphoid. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "navicular" in a sentence
  • "He told the court Mr Ladhams failed to reveal during negotiations for the sale that Sound Action had undergone extensive treatment for what is known as a "navicular" problem in her front hooves."
  • "If the foot be forcibly extended, the head of the talus appears as a rounded prominence on the medial side of the dorsum; just in front of this prominence and behind the tuberosity of the navicular is the talonavicular joint."
  • "1819 Moorcroft made it even plainer still that he was fully acquainted with what we now know as navicular disease."