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

  1. Anatomy. of or relating to the carpus and the metacarpus.

  2. Ornithology. of or relating to the carpometacarpus.

Origin of carpometacarpal

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

Words Nearby carpometacarpal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use carpometacarpal in a sentence

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

    Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix