Definitions for metacarpusˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs
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the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
The five bones that form intermediate part of the hand between the fingers and the wrist.
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
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. ; beyond, between + the wrist.]
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.
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The region of the HAND between the WRIST and the FINGERS.
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