carpal

adjective
car·​pal | \ ˈkär-pəl How to pronounce carpal (audio) \

Definition of carpal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the carpus

carpal

noun

Definition of carpal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a carpal element or bone

Examples of carpal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective If the hand pain is due to a problem in the neck, carpal tunnel surgery will not be helpful in relieving pain. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, "Dear Doctor: Will this surgery help the pinched nerve in my neck?," 29 Mar. 2021 Remote workers report suffering from aches and pain, joint soreness, stiffness, numbness, carpal tunnel and headaches. Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times, "Working from home takes a physical toll — and companies are trying to profit from that," 18 Mar. 2021 This is a great tool to prevent carpal tunnel from setting in. Popular Science, "Accessories to convert your iPad into a fully functional workstation," 5 Mar. 2021 Sitting for a couple hours or more in a poor position puts tremendous strain on the shoulders, back and neck and, over time, can lead to carpal tunnel, tendonitis, lower back pain, neck strain and more. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "8 best standing desks of 2021, according to experts," 24 Feb. 2021 The Nationals ace said the problem went away immediately after a 15-minute carpal tunnel surgery. David Brandt, Star Tribune, "MLB spring training still a hot ticket in Arizona," 21 Feb. 2021 The Nationals ace said the problem went away immediately after a 15-minute carpal tunnel surgery. David Brandt, ajc, "MLB spring training still a hot ticket in Arizona," 21 Feb. 2021 Jackson, who graduated from Thompson High School in Alabaster, was a coal miner and a welder but had recently been out of work because of neuropathy, arthritis and carpal tunnel in his hands. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "‘He was one of a kind’: Daughter mourns father killed in Ensley double shooting," 3 Dec. 2020 While the food safety issues are debated, there’s already clear evidence that running faster lines poses higher worker risks, both repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel and traumatic injuries like cuts and amputations. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, "Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20," 25 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The elbows, wrists, and three fingers will look familiar, but the carpals (the flat part of the hand) are very long. Amy Raudenbush, Philly.com, "Hey, kids: Draw this prehistoric pteranodon for a chance to see your artwork published," 6 July 2018 And with Red Sox lefty David Price battling carpal-tunnel syndrome, a reporter asked manager Alex Cora if Fortnite could be to blame. Ted Berg, For The Win, "Red Sox manager downplays concern David Price got carpal-tunnel syndrome from Fortnite," 10 May 2018 The bones that made the difference seemed to be the bones of the hand and wrist (phalanges, metacarpals, and carpals), the lower arm (radius and ulna), ankles (tarsals), and parts of the leg (femur and fibula, but oddly not the tibia). Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Machine-learning says Homo naledi may not have buried its dead," 6 Apr. 2018 And Kate and William's super-long titles that probably gave the poor registrar carpal tunnel. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "Why Princess Charlotte Won't Wear a Dress Until Her Next Birthday," 22 Sep. 2015 Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curling Iron, $130 Curling iron carpal tunnel could be a thing of the past with Chi's automatic rotating barrel that does the swiveling for you. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "The Best Curling Irons for Every Budget," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of carpal

Adjective

1743, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carpal

Adjective

New Latin carpalis, from carpus

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“Carpal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpal. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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carpal

adjective
car·​pal | \ ˈkär-pəl How to pronounce carpal (audio) \

Medical Definition of carpal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to the carpus

carpal

noun

Medical Definition of carpal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a carpal element : carpale

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