carpal tunnel

noun

Medical Definition of carpal tunnel

: a passage between the flexor retinaculum of the hand and the carpal bones that is sometimes a site of compression of the median nerve

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“Carpal tunnel.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/carpal%20tunnel. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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