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metacarpal

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adjective meta·car·pal \ˌme-tə-ˈkär-pəl\

Definition of metacarpal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the metacarpus or a metacarpal

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First Known Use of metacarpal

1739


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metacarpal

noun meta·car·pal

Definition of metacarpal

  1. :  a bone of the part of the hand or forefoot between the carpus and the phalanges that typically contains five more or less elongated bones when all the digits are present

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First Known Use of metacarpal

1831


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metacarpal

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adjective meta·car·pal \ˌmet-ə-ˈkär-pəl\

Medical Definition of metacarpal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the metacarpus or a metacarpal


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metacarpal

noun meta·car·pal

Medical Definition of metacarpal

  1. :  any bone of the metacarpus of the human hand or the front foot in quadrupeds


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