Metacarpus



[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 fingers, consisting of five long bones
2.
the corresponding bones in other vertebrates
n.

1650s, Modern Latin, from Greek metakarpion, from meta- (see meta-) + karpos “wrist” (see carpus). Related: Metacarpal.

metacarpus met·a·car·pus (mět’ə-kär’pəs)
n. pl. met·a·car·pi (-pī)
The part of the hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.

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