[kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puh s, -met-uh-kahr-]
- the bone of a bird's wing formed by fusion of the carpal and metacarpal bones.
- the part of the wing supported by this bone.
Origin of carpometacarpus
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- a bone in the wing of a bird that consists of the metacarpal bones and some of the carpal bones fused together
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