carpale

[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for 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