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carpometacarpus

[ kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puhs, -met-uh-kahr- ]
/ 藢k蓱r p蓹藢m蓻t 蓹藞k蓱r p蓹s, -藞m蓻t 蓹藢k蓱r- /
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noun, plural car路po路met路a路car路pi [kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-pahy, -met-uh-kahr-]. /藢k蓱r p蓹藢m蓻t 蓹藞k蓱r pa瑟, -藞m蓻t 蓹藢k蓱r-/. Ornithology.
the bone of a bird's wing formed by fusion of the carpal and metacarpal bones.
the part of the wing supported by this bone.
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Origin of carpometacarpus

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British Dictionary definitions for carpometacarpus

carpometacarpus
/ (藢k蓱藧p蓹蕣藢m蓻t蓹藞k蓱藧p蓹s) /

noun
a bone in the wing of a bird that consists of the metacarpal bones and some of the carpal bones fused together
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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