carpus


car·pus

noun \ˈkär-pəs\
plural car·pi \-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē\

Definition of CARPUS

1
:  wrist 1
2
:  the bones of the wrist

Origin of CARPUS

New Latin, from Greek karpos — more at wharf
First Known Use: 1676

car·pus

noun \ˈkär-pəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural car·pi \-ˌpī, -ˌpē\

Medical Definition of CARPUS

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2
: the group of bones supporting the wrist comprising in humans a proximal row which contains the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, and pisiform that articulate with the radius and a distal row which contains the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate that articulate with the metacarpals

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