[ kahr-pey-lee ]
/ kɑrˈpeɪ li /
noun, plural car·pa·li·a [kahr-pey-lee-uh]. /kɑrˈpeɪ li ə/. Anatomy.
any of the bones of the wrist.
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Origin of carpale
<New Latin, neuter of carpāliscarpal
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The second metacarpal in the specimen examined and figured articulates partly with carpale 2, partly with carpale 3.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds