noun, plural met·a·car·pi [met-uh-kahr-pahy] /ˌmɛt əˈkɑr paɪ/. Anatomy.
- metacarpal artery,
- metacarpophalangeal joint,
- metacentric chromosome,
- metacentric height
Origin of metacarpus
Examples from the Web for metacarpus
The ball had pierced my hand by the metacarpus under the index finger, and had broken the first phalanges.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
But the other variations are in the length of the metacarpus, or of the neck, or head.Dragons of the Air|H. G. Seeley
In simple fracture, the metacarpus is covered with enough cotton to pad the parts, and this is retained in position by bandages.
The manner in which the third (large) metacarpus is fractured, largely determines the outcome in any given case.
Fractures of the metacarpus, on the other hand, presented exactly the opposite features.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins