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ˈkɑr pəlcarpal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carpal bone, carpal, wrist boneadjective

    any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates

  2. carpaladjective

    of or relating to the wrist

    "Carpal tunnel syndrome"


  1. carpalnoun

    Any of the eight bones of the wrist (carpus).


  1. carpal

    The carpal bones are the eight small bones that make up the wrist (or carpus) that connects the hand to the forearm. The term "carpus" is derived from the Latin carpus and the Greek καρπός (karpós), meaning "wrist". In human anatomy, the main role of the wrist is to facilitate effective positioning of the hand and powerful use of the extensors and flexors of the forearm, and the mobility of individual carpal bones increase the freedom of movements at the wrist.In tetrapods, the carpus is the sole cluster of bones in the wrist between the radius and ulna and the metacarpus. The bones of the carpus do not belong to individual fingers (or toes in quadrupeds), whereas those of the metacarpus do. The corresponding part of the foot is the tarsus. The carpal bones allow the wrist to move and rotate vertically.


  1. carpal

    Carpal refers to the eight small bones that make up the wrist, which connects the hand to the forearm. It's derived from the Greek term "karpos" meaning wrist. In anatomy, these bones are collectively known as the carpus. Each carpal bone articulates with its neighboring bones through joints and ligaments providing flexibility and support.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carpaladjective

    of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist

  2. Carpalnoun

    one of the bones or cartilages of the carpus; a carpale

  3. Etymology: [From Carpus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carpal

    kär′pal, adj. pertaining to the wrist. [Gr. karpos, the wrist.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carpal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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