[kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puh l, -met-uh-kahr-]

Origin of carpometacarpal

First recorded in 1830–40; carpo-2 + metacarpal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for carpometacarpal

Historical Examples of carpometacarpal

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

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

carpometacarpal in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or involving the carpus and metacarpus.
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