- of or relating to the metacarpus.
- a metacarpal bone.
Origin of metacarpal
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Examples from the Web for metacarpal
Rocket has a “cybernetic skeletal structure, enhanced phalange and metacarpal bones, and a genetically augmented cerebral cortex.”11 Things to Know About Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy
February 19, 2014
There are but four metacarpal bones; there is no metacarpal of the thumb.
And yet, in the cat and the dog, it is also able to adduct the first metacarpal bone.
Metacarpal, the part of the hand between the wrist and the fingers.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man
J. P. MacLean
The metacarpal bones are the five long bones of the back of the hand.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
From this arch (named the Sesamoidean) proceed the Metacarpal Veins.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
- of or relating to the metacarpus
- a metacarpal bone
- Of or relating to the metacarpus.
- Any of the five long bones that form the metacarpus and articulate with the bones of the distal row of the carpus and with the five proximal phalanges.
- Any of the bones of the hands in humans or the forelimbs in animals that are located between the carpal bones and the phalanges.
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