metacarpal


1meta·car·pal

adjective \ˌme-tə-ˈkär-pəl\

Definition of METACARPAL

:  of, relating to, or being the metacarpus or a metacarpal

First Known Use of METACARPAL

1739

2metacarpal

noun

Definition of METACARPAL

:  a bone of the part of the hand or forefoot between the carpus and the phalanges that typically contains five more or less elongated bones when all the digits are present

First Known Use of METACARPAL

1831

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