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metacarpal

adjective meta·car·pal \ ˌme-tə-ˈkär-pəl \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of metacarpal

: 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

Definition of metacarpal

: 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

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

medical Definition of metacarpal

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

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metacarpal

noun

medical Definition of metacarpal

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

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