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an ancient Greek goddess of summer fruit, considered by Athenians as one of the Horae.
a combining form meaning “fruit,” “fruiting body,” used in the formation of compound words:
carpophore; carpogonium.
a combining form meaning “wrist,” used in the formation of compound words:
Historical Examples

It may perhaps not be superfluous here to observe that one must not confound carpa and Carpo, or our carp, with carpio.
A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman

combining form
(in botany) indicating fruit or a reproductive structure that develops into part of the fruit: carpophore, carpogonium
combining form
carpus or carpal bones: carpometacarpus

word-forming element meaning “fruit,” from Latinized form of Greek karpo-, comb. form of karpos “fruit” (see carpel).

word-forming element meaning “wrist,” from comb. form of Latin carpus, from Greek karpos “wrist” (see carpus).


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  • Carpocarpal

    carpocarpal carpocarpal car·po·car·pal (kär’pō-kär’pəl) adj. Mediocarpal.

  • Carpometacarpal

    Anatomy. of or relating to the carpus and the metacarpus. Ornithology. of or relating to the carpometacarpus. Historical Examples The carpometacarpal portion of the articulation is the part which is usually affected. Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix carpometacarpal car·po·met·a·car·pal (kär’pō-mět’ə-kär’pəl) adj. Of, relating to, or involving the carpus and metacarpus.

  • Carpometacarpal joint

    carpometacarpal joint carpometacarpal joint n. Any of the joints between the carpal and the metacarpal bones.

  • Carpometacarpus

    the bone of a bird’s wing formed by fusion of the carpal and metacarpal bones. the part of the wing supported by this bone. noun a bone in the wing of a bird that consists of the metacarpal bones and some of the carpal bones fused together

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