Definitions for "Scaphoid"
Keywords:  carpal, boat, veli, skaphe, skiff
Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.
The scaphoid bone.
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.