- pertaining to the carpus: the carpal joint.
- a carpale.
Origin of carpal
Examples from the Web for carpal
In addition, it can lead to uncomfortable conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other aches and pains.Is HGH, Allegedly Alex Rodriguez’s Drug of Choice, Really So Bad?
August 1, 2013
Writing-related health hazards: carpal tunnel, bad eyesight, weight gain, insanity.22 More Reasons to Stop Writing
Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry
March 13, 2012
Carpal, that portion of the skeleton pertaining to the wrist.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man
J. P. MacLean
The arm is divided into three sections: the deltoid, brachial and carpal.Delsarte System of Oratory
This is brought about by flexion of the elbow and carpal joints.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
The carpal bones are seven in number—four in the superior row, and three in the inferior.
Indeed, in this animal the groove in question is found on the external surface of the carpal extremity of the radius.
- any bone of the wrist
- (as modifier)carpal bones
Word Origin and History for carpal
"of the wrist," 1743, from Modern Latin carpalis, from carpus "wrist" (see carpus). Carpal tunnel syndrome attested by 1970, from carpal tunnel, the tunnel-like passage that carries nerves through the wrist.
- Of, relating to, or near the carpus.
- Any of the bones of the carpus, including the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate bones.
- Relating to or involving the wrist.
- Any of the bones of the human wrist or the joint corresponding to the wrist in some other vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.