noun, plural car·pa·li·a [kahr-pey-lee-uh] /kɑrˈpeɪ li ə/. Anatomy.

any of the bones of the wrist.

Also carpal.

Origin of carpale

< New Latin, neuter of carpālis carpal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carpale

Historical Examples of carpale

  • The second metacarpal in the specimen examined and figured articulates partly with carpale 2, partly with carpale 3.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds