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

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

<anatomy> A disease affecting the navicular bone, or the adjacent parts, in a horse's foot.

Origin: L. Navicularius, fr. Navicula, dim. Of navis ship: cf. F. Naviculaire.

<anatomy> The navicular bone.

(01 Mar 1998)

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