[ kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puhs, -met-uh-kahr- ]
/ ˌkɑr pəˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs, -ˈmɛt əˌkɑr- /
noun, plural car·po·met·a·car·pi [kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-pahy, -met-uh-kahr-]. /ˌkɑr pəˌmɛt əˈkɑr paɪ, -ˈmɛt əˌkɑr-/. 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.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Words nearby carpometacarpus
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for carpometacarpus
/ (ˌkɑːpəʊˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs) /
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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012