carpal

adjective
car·​pal | \ˈkär-pəl \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

That single dynamic, player and coach, will drive news ink by the tanker and propel Internet clicks to carpal tunnel. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Memo to Luke Walton: Here's comes LeBron ... and all that comes with it," 2 July 2018 Last month, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price missed a game against the New York Yankee’s because of mild carpal tunnel caused by playing too much Fortnite. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "Are Video Games An Addiction? The World Health Organization Thinks So," 18 June 2018 Paul Daugherty has carpal tunnel from writing this column so many times. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: Bengals' threat reminds us they're not about being good corporate citizens," 6 June 2018 A few weeks later, teammate David Price deflected concerns that carpal tunnel in his throwing wrist came from excessive gaming, mostly Fortnite (doctors agreed). Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Fortnite: How a video game became baseball's most addictive pastime, from MLB to Little League," 21 May 2018 Her husband, Percy Morris, filed claims for carpal tunnel, MRSA and a back injury while in DROP. Anchorage Daily News, "LA firefighters and police turn deferred retirement program into extended leave," 4 Feb. 2018 The idea that video game led to his carpal tunnel began to gain speed after his diagnosis. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "David Price Doesn't Think Fortnite Led to Carpal Tunnel, Will Scale Back on Video Games if Needed," 10 May 2018 Her husband, Percy Morris, filed claims for carpal tunnel, MRSA and a back injury while in DROP. Anchorage Daily News, "LA firefighters and police turn deferred retirement program into extended leave," 4 Feb. 2018 Common injuries include repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel, and injuries from exposure to chemicals and pathogens. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "The USDA Goes Hog Wild," 26 Apr. 2018

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

adjective
car·​pal | \ˈkär-pəl \

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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