Definitions for metacarpusˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

met•a•car•pus*ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs(n.)(pl.)-pi

  1. the bones of a vertebrate forelimb between the wrist, or carpus, and the fingers, or phalanges.

    Category: Anatomy

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Origin of metacarpus:

1670–80; < NL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. metacarpus(noun)

    the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges

Wiktionary

  1. metacarpus(Noun)

    The five bones that form intermediate part of the hand between the fingers and the wrist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Metacarpus(noun)

    that part of the skeleton of the hand or forefoot between the carpus and phalanges. In man it consists of five bones. See Illust. of Artiodactyla

Freebase

  1. Metacarpus

    In human anatomy, the metacarpus is the intermediate part of the hand skeleton that is located between the phalanges and the carpus which forms the connection to the forearm. The metacarpus consists of metacarpal bones. Its equivalent in the foot is the metatarsus.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Metacarpus

    The region of the HAND between the WRIST and the FINGERS.

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