metacarpophalangeal

adjective
meta·​car·​po·​pha·​lan·​ge·​al | \ ˌmet-ə-ˌkär-pō-ˌfā-lən-ˈjē-əl, -ˌfa-, -fə-ˈlan-jē- How to pronounce metacarpophalangeal (audio) \

Medical Definition of metacarpophalangeal

: of, relating to, or involving both the metacarpus and the phalanges a metacarpophalangeal joint

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“Metacarpophalangeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metacarpophalangeal. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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