carpometacarpal

[ kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puhl, -met-uh-kahr- ]
/ ˌkɑr pəˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəl, -ˈmɛt əˌkɑr- /

adjective

Anatomy. of or relating to the carpus and the metacarpus.
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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Example sentences from the Web for carpometacarpal

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

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix

Medical definitions for carpometacarpal

carpometacarpal
[ kär′pō-mĕt′ə-kärpəl ]

adj.

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