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na·vic·u·lar

 (nə-vĭk′yə-lər)
n.
1. A comma-shaped bone of the human wrist, located in the first row of carpals.
2. A concave bone of the human foot, located between the talus and the metatarsals. In both senses also called scaphoid.
adj.
Shaped like a boat; scaphoid.

[From Latin nāvicula, boat, diminutive of nāvis, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

navicular

adj
shaped like a boat
n
(Anatomy) a small boat-shaped bone of the wrist or foot
[C16: from Late Latin nāviculāris, from Latin nāvicula, diminutive of nāvis ship]

na•vic•u•lar

(nəˈvɪk yə lər)
adj.
1. boat-shaped, as certain bones.
n.
2. the bone at the radial end of the proximal row of the bones of the carpus.
3. the bone in front of the talus on the inner side of the foot.
[1535–45; < Late Latin nāviculāris of, relating to shipping = Latin nāvicul(a) a small ship (nāvi(s) ship + -cula -cule1) + -āris -ar1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.navicular - the largest wrist bone on the thumb sidenavicular - the largest wrist bone on the thumb side
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
Adj.1.navicular - shaped like a boat
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
formed - having or given a form or shape
Translations

na·vic·u·lar

n. navicular, hueso escafoide;
a. en forma de nave;
___ abdomenabdomen ___;
___ bonehueso ___;
___ fossa of urethrafosa ___ de la uretra.
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However, she and her colleagues' recent analyses of the fossilized navicular bones from several species of ancient horses of various sizes suggest that this crippling condition has afflicted the animals for millions of years.
Of the 48 navicular bones of this species that she and her team analyzed, 3--about 6 percent--had lesions that could be linked to ENS.
However Dr Chris Colles, one of the partners at Avonvale Veterinary Group at Ratley Lodge, pioneered an operation technique in the 1980s for treating horses' fractured navicular bones.