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


Anatomy. of or relating to the carpus and the metacarpus.
Ornithology. of or relating to the carpometacarpus.

Nearby words

  1. carpo,
  2. carpo-,
  3. carpocarpal,
  4. carpogonium,
  5. carpology,
  6. carpometacarpal joint,
  7. carpometacarpus,
  8. carpool,
  9. carpooler,
  10. carpopedal

Origin of carpometacarpal

First recorded in 1830–40; carpo-2 + metacarpal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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

Medicine definitions for carpometacarpal


[ kär′pō-mĕt′ə-kärpəl ]


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

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