carpometacarpus

noun
car·​po·​met·​a·​car·​pus
plural carpometacarpi\ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗ˌpī \

Definition of carpometacarpus

: the fused distal carpal and metacarpal bones of birds or the portion of the wing supported by these bones

History and Etymology for carpometacarpus

New Latin, from carp- entry 2 + metacarpus

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“Carpometacarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpometacarpus. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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