carpus

noun
car·pus | \ ˈkär-pəs \
plural carpi\-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē \

Definition of carpus 

2 : the bones of the wrist

First Known Use of carpus

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carpus

New Latin, from Greek karpos — more at wharf

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carpus

noun
car·pus | \ ˈkär-pəs \
plural carpi\-ˌpī, -ˌpē \

Medical Definition of carpus 

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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