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carpometacarpal

[kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puh l, -met-uh-kahr-]
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adjective
  1. Anatomy. of or relating to the carpus and the metacarpus.
  2. Ornithology. of or relating to the carpometacarpus.
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Origin of carpometacarpal

First recorded in 1830–40; carpo-2 + metacarpal
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Historical Examples

  • The carpometacarpal portion of the articulation is the part which is usually affected.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix


carpometacarpal in Medicine

carpometacarpal

(kär′pō-mĕt′ə-kärpəl)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or involving the carpus and metacarpus.
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