metacarpophalangeal met·a·car·po·pha·lan·ge·al (mět’ə-kär’pō-fə-lān’jē-əl, -fā-)
Of or relating to the metacarpus and the phalanges of the hand, especially to the articulations between them.
- Metacarpophalangeal joint
metacarpophalangeal joint n. Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metacarpal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges.
[met-uh-kahr-puh s] /ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs/ noun, plural metacarpi [met-uh-kahr-pahy] /ˌmɛt əˈkɑr paɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the part of a hand or forelimb, especially of its bony structure, included between the wrist, or carpus, and the fingers, or phalanges. /ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs/ noun (pl) -pi (-paɪ) 1. the skeleton of the hand between the wrist and the […]
- Meta-case tool
A term sometimes used for software packages (like TBK or VSF) which allow users to develop or customise their own CASE tools.
[met-uh-sen-ter] /ˈmɛt əˌsɛn tər/ noun, Naval Architecture. 1. the intersection between two vertical lines, one through the center of buoyancy of a hull in equilibrium, the other through the center of buoyancy when the hull is inclined slightly to one side or toward one end: the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity […]