EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural car·pi . [ kahr-pahy] /ˈkɑr paɪ/ . Anatomy the part of the upper extremity between the hand and the forearm; wrist. the wrist bones collectively; the group of bones between the bones of the hand and the radius. Origin of carpus 1670–80; < New Latin < Greek karpós wrist
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C17: New Latin, from Greek
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Word Origin and History for carpus n.
1670s, from Modern Latin
carpus, from Greek karpos "wrist," from PIE *kwerp- "to turn, revolve" (see wharf).
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n. pl. car•pi ( -pī′) The group of eight carpal bones and associated soft parts forming the joint between the forearm and the hand, articulating with the radius and indirectly with the ulna, and with the five metacarpal bones. wrist The carpal bones considered as a group.
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Plural carpi ( kär) ′pī′ The group of eight bones lying between the forearm and the metacarpals and forming the wrist in humans. The group of bones making up the joint corresponding to the wrist in some vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.
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