adjective, Greek skaphe = skiff, and eidos = shape or form; hence the carpal which is hollowed out on its distal surface for the head of the capitate; also the fossa occupied by tensor veli palatini muscle.
boat shaped" bone of the hand and foot. Also called the navicular. NOTE: In the hand, this bone is prone to develop aseptic necrosis after a fracture. image image image image FX Scaphoid (Carpal Navicular) FX Scaphoid (Carpal Navicular) FX Tarsal Navicular