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wrist joint

wrist joint in Medicine

wrist joint n.
The joint between the distal end of the radius and its articular disk and the proximal row of carpal bones, except the pisiform bone. Also called radiocarpal joint.

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  • If this is clipped off at the wrist joint the entire wing is cleaned.

  • As in infants, this change is met with most commonly at the wrist joint, involving the ulna and the radius.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • Flinging all his weight upon the door, he closed it, imprisoning the assailant's hand above the wrist joint.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • A sleeve that stops short at the wrist joint should be relieved by lace to be artistic.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • They each greeted me with a wan smile and held up the left arm—the hand had been severed at the wrist joint.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • The wrist joint is fixed just in the same way as the joints of the foot are made rigid by muscles when it has to serve as a lever.

    A Book of Exposition Homer Heath Nugent
  • The same is true of the wrist joint, which holds the hand firmly, allowing no motion save that which opens and closes the wing.

    Our Bird Comrades

    Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • Second ball glanced ulnar side of left forearm at wrist joint.

  • The bone of the wounded arm slowly evaporated, beginning with the wrist joint.

    Vital Ingredient Charles V. De Vet

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