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carpale

[kahr-pey-lee]
noun, plural car·pa·li·a [kahr-pey-lee-uh] /kɑrˈpeɪ li ə/. Anatomy.
  1. any of the bones of the wrist.
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Also carpal.

Origin of carpale

< New Latin, neuter of carpālis carpal
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Historical Examples

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

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds