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Pronunciation: na-vik'yu-lar

Definition: Flattened, medially placed tarsal bone, concave on its posterior surface to accommodate the head of the talus, and convex on its anterior surface to articulate with the three cuneiform bones.

Synonym(s): os naviculareTA, central bone of ankle, navicular (bone), os centrale tarsi

[L. navicularis, relating to shipping]

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