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navicular

[nə′vik·yə·lər]
(anatomy)
A boat-shaped bone, especially the lateral bone on the radial side of the proximal row of the carpus.
(biology)
Resembling or having the shape of a boat.
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Significant differences were also observed for the magnitude of plantar pressure under the first metatarsal heads (mask 3), cuboid bone (mask 4), and navicular bone (mask 5).
The navicular bone became infected and it's into the flexor tendon as well and the infection is taking some closing down.
The injury became infected in the navicular bone area, which required several operations, but the wound has taken far longer than anticipated to heal.
Yao suffered a hairline fracture of the tarsal navicular bone late in a May 8 playoff game against the Lakers.
He removed the extra bone, repaired the tendon, and then reattached it with an anchor to the navicular bone.
In type II accessory navicular, the ossification center measures approximately 9 to 12 mm in size, and resides adjacent to the tubercle of the navicular bone.
Harold Hawkins diagnosed avascular necrosis of the navicular bone.
Such areas include the apex of the lung, the axilla on a mammogram, sudden, severe headaches, the navicular bone, the head of the pancreas or the ovary.
Most equine veterinarians believe that the disease results when repeated stress cuts off blood flow to a small foot bone called the distal sesamoid, or the navicular bone.
However, another possibility would be a stress fracture of one of the tarsal bones (the long foot bones that extend from the toe joints or metatarsals) called the navicular bone.