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scaphoid bone


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scaphoid bone the largest wrist bone on the thumb side
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scaphoid bone One of the carpal bones, which articulates with the radius; the radiale
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In literature:

The upper row of the carpus consists of the united scaphoid, lunar and cuneiform bones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The scaphoid and lunar bones of the carpus are united.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The bones of the carpus are seven in number, the scaphoid and the semilunar being fused together.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The three bones of the first row of the carpus (scaphoid, lunar and cuneiform) are subequal in size.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
The carpus has separate lunar and scaphoid bones, and the centrale is often present.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In news:

Junior center Gorgui Dieng is out indefinitely due to broken scaphoid bone in his left wrist, the school announced Sunday night.
Dieng will have a screw inserted into his scaphoid bone Tuesday at the Kleinert Kutz Hand Center.