Carpals



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 oblong, or rather conical, with a lateral enlargement, and situated in line with the distal row of carpals.
The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae Frederick True

These are the actinosts (carpals or pterygials), which support the rays of the pectoral fin .
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

All the carpals of the proximal row—the scaphoid, lunar and cuneiform—are united, forming a single bone.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

The carpals however interlock to a slight extent, and the corner of the magnum reaches the scaphoid.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

carpals: Five; two on ulna side, two median and one on radial side in line with first metacarpal.
The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae Frederick True

The radius and the ulna are completely separated, as are the carpals.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

The tarsal bones of the Turtle do not retain their primitive arrangement to such an extent as do the carpals.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

There is only one row of carpals present (the proximal row of other tetrapods).
A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas Theodore H. Eaton

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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