noun, plural car·pi [kahr-pahy] /ˈkɑr paɪ/. Anatomy.
Origin of carpus
Examples from the Web for carpus
These characters with regard to the carpus and tarsus do not hold in Macrauchenia and its allies.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
In Chelonians, the turtle and tortoise group, the characters of the carpus vary with the family.Dragons of the Air|H. G. Seeley
The genus further agrees with the Artiodactyles in the structure of the carpus.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles|Alfred Plummer
The inferior extremity articulates with the carpus by a surface which is directed obliquely downwards and inwards.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
British Dictionary definitions for carpus
noun plural -pi (-paɪ)
Word Origin for carpus
Word Origin and History for carpus
1670s, from Modern Latin carpus, from Greek karpos "wrist," from PIE *kwerp- "to turn, revolve" (see wharf).