Carpal



pertaining to the carpus:
the carpal joint.
a carpale.
Contemporary Examples

Writing-related health hazards: carpal tunnel, bad eyesight, weight gain, insanity.
22 More Reasons to Stop Writing Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry March 12, 2012

In addition, it can lead to uncomfortable conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other aches and pains.
Is HGH, Allegedly Alex Rodriguez’s Drug of Choice, Really So Bad? Kent Sepkowitz July 31, 2013

Historical Examples

Therefore those elements cannot be carpal, but must represent the humerus.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

The arm is divided into three sections: the deltoid, brachial and carpal.
Delsarte System of Oratory Various

carpal vibrissae reaching to or beyond apical pad of fifth digit; hairiness of foot soles slightly less than shown in figure 20.
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

This is brought about by flexion of the elbow and carpal joints.
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

The bony basis may be the humerus, from which diverge radius and ulna, the carpal bones being formed of the intervening cartilage.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

The carpal bones are seven in number—four in the superior row, and three in the inferior.
Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer

As has been previously referred to, there always exists a peculiar suspension of carpal flexion in all cases of carpitis.
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

In skinning, disjoint the leg bones at the carpal joint, which leaves only the bones of the foot attached to the skin.
Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting William T. Hornaday

noun

any bone of the wrist
(as modifier): carpal bones

Also carpale (kɑːˈpeɪlɪ)
adj.

“of the wrist,” 1743, from Modern Latin carpalis, from carpus “wrist” (see carpus). Carpal tunnel syndrome attested by 1970, from carpal tunnel, the tunnel-like passage that carries nerves through the wrist.

carpal car·pal (kär’pəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the carpus. n.
Any of the bones of the carpus, including the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate bones.
carpal
(kär’pəl)
Adjective Relating to or involving the wrist.

Noun Any of the bones of the human wrist or the joint corresponding to the wrist in some other vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.

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    pertaining to the carpus: the carpal joint. a carpale. Historical Examples The third segment consists of nine small bones, the carpals of the wrist or the tarsals of the ankle. Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot The carpals, tarsals, metacarpals, and metatarsals are all free. The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard Metacarpal I […]

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