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plural of carpus.
the part of the upper extremity between the hand and the forearm; wrist.
the wrist bones collectively; the group of bones between the bones of the hand and the radius.
Historical Examples

The Prince of carpi said of Erasmus he was so thin-skinned that a fly would draw blood from him.
Yesterdays with Authors James T. Fields

The Italian style, then, strictly interpreted, was simply the da carpi style.
John Baptist Jackson Jacob Kainen

Galerius subjugated the carpi, and transported the whole tribe into Pannonia.
Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8 Various

For the most part they were in the da carpi style, to which he added a light charm.
John Baptist Jackson Jacob Kainen

carpi enjoys a different kind of honour, though as great in its way.
The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. IV (of 6) Luigi Antonio Lanzi

Has your ladyship looked yet into the works of the Prince of carpi?
The Duchess of Trajetto Anne Manning

Guicciardini from carpi, May 17, 1521, should be studied in this connection.
Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) John Addington Symonds

We may except a third, mentioned in the same legal act, and this was carpi, of whom I shall now proceed to treat.
The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6) Luigi Antonio Lanzi

carpi, the anatomist, mentions a child born in 1729, in whose head was found nothing but clear water without a vestige of brain.
A World of Wonders Various

carpi, for example, was preparing the ground where Aldus and Musurus flourished.
Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7) John Addington Symonds

the plural of carpus
noun (pl) -pi (-paɪ)
the technical name for wrist
the eight small bones of the human wrist that form the joint between the arm and the hand
the corresponding joint in other tetrapod vertebrates

1670s, from Modern Latin carpus, from Greek karpos “wrist,” from PIE *kwerp- “to turn, revolve” (see wharf).

carpus car·pus (kär’pəs)
n. pl. car·pi (-pī’)

The group of eight carpal bones and associated soft parts forming the joint between the forearm and the hand, articulating with the radius and indirectly with the ulna, and with the five metacarpal bones. Also called wrist.

The carpal bones considered as a group.

Plural carpi (kär’pī’)

The group of eight bones lying between the forearm and the metacarpals and forming the wrist in humans.

The group of bones making up the joint corresponding to the wrist in some vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.


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