carpus

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noun car·pus \ ˈkär-pəs \

Definition of carpus

plural carpi play \-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē\
1 :wrist 1
2 :the bones of the wrist

Origin and Etymology of carpus

New Latin, from Greek karpos — more at wharf


Medical Dictionary

carpus

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noun car·pus \ ˈkär-pəs \

medical Definition of carpus

plural carpi play \-ˌpī, -ˌpē\
1 :wrist
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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