metacarpophalangeal joint

n.

Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metacarpal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges.

Nearby words

  1. metabotropic receptor,
  2. metacarpal,
  3. metacarpal artery,
  4. metacarpectomy,
  5. metacarpophalangeal,
  6. metacarpus,
  7. metacenter,
  8. metacentre,
  9. metacentric,
  10. metacentric chromosome


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