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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;
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___ bonehueso ___;
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References in periodicals archive ?
(1) Among these are injuries to the accessory navicular, which has many synonyms, such as the os tibiale externum, os naviculare secundarium or navicular secundum, accessory scaphoid of the foot, prehallux, and bifurcated hallux.
The accessory navicular is easily diagnosed at first glance as a prominence on the medial side of the foot (Fig.
Type II is a larger triangular structure loosely attached to the navicular by fibrous tissue (synchondrosis, non-fusion, bifurcatum, or bipartite type).
Type III is a fusion of a large secondary ossification center resulting in a large medial portion of the tuberosity of the navicular, referred to by some as "cornuate navicular." (5,6,9,12,13,16)
Clinical presentation and physical examination are sufficient to differentiate between a symptomatic and an asymptomatic accessory navicular. Specific diagnosis and categorization of the problem (type of accessory navicular) does require plain film radiography.
(19) Transposition of the PTT is supposed to restore its function as an elevator of the medial side of the tarsus, which is lost due to the accessory navicular. However, re-routing of the PTT is not necessary to achieve good results in treating the pain symptoms of the accessory navicular.
After surgery for an accessory navicular, some investigators prefer a walking boot cast for 8 weeks; the Kidner procedure requires immobilization in a cast for 6 weeks.
The patient files and radiographs of a consecutive case series of six dancers (10 feet) who were treated in our clinic for a symptomatic accessory navicular were studied.
After preparing the patient in the operating room, an incision is made over the prominence of the accessory navicular in line with the course of the PTT.