carpectomy car·pec·to·my (kär-pěk’tə-mē)
Surgical removal of all or part of the carpus.


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    to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors. a peevish complaint. Historical Examples Naturally enough, he is carped at and reviled almost as much by his political friends as by his political foes. Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888) William Henry Hurlbert […]

  • Carpel

    a simple pistil, or a single member of a compound pistil. Historical Examples If this is so the flower of the grass is perfectly naked,97 and consists in the typical case of three stamens and one carpel. Grasses H. Marshall Ward Hemicarp, half-fruit, one carpel of an Umbelliferous plant, 121. The Elements of Botany Asa […]

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