Na*vic"u*lar (?), a. [L. navicularius, fr. navicula, dim. of navis ship: cf. F. naviculaire.]


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


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

Navicular bone. Anat. (a) One of the middle bones of the tarsus, corresponding to the centrale; -- called also scaphoid. (b) A proximal bone on the radial side of the carpus; the scaphoid. -- Navicular disease Far., a disease affecting the navicular bone, or the adjacent parts, in a horse's foot.


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Na*vic"u*lar, n. Anat.

The navicular bone.


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