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metacarpal

[met-uh-kahr-puh l]
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adjective Anatomy.
  1. of or relating to the metacarpus.
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noun
  1. a metacarpal bone.
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Origin of metacarpal

First recorded in 1730–40; meta- + carpal
Related formsin·ter·met·a·car·pal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metacarpal

metacarpal

adjective
  1. of or relating to the metacarpus
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noun
  1. a metacarpal bone
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metacarpal in Medicine

metacarpal

(mĕt′ə-kärpəl)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the metacarpus.
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n.
  1. 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.
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Related formsmet′a•carpal•ly adv.
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metacarpal in Science

metacarpal

[mĕt′ə-kärpəl]
  1. 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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