carpopedal spasm n.
A spasm of the feet and hands observed in hyperventilation, calcium deprivation, and tetany. Also called carpopedal contraction.
Convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, tetany, or carpopedal spasm are all frequently met with.
The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
feeding on fruit; fruit-eating. adjective (zoology) feeding on fruit: carpophagous bats
a slender prolongation of the floral axis, bearing the carpels of some compound fruits, as in many plants of the parsley family. Mycology. the fruiting body of the higher fungi. Historical Examples Fruit (cremocarp) of Osmorrhiza; the two akene-like ripe carpels separating at maturity from a slender axis or carpophore. The Elements of Botany Asa […]
an epithet of both Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, meaning “fruit-bearer.”. Historical Examples Yes, Carpophorus must pay For the trouble that this gives me. The Two Lovers of Heaven: Chrysanthus and Daria Pedro Calderon de la Barca Which of these dark caves is that In whose gloom Carpophorus dwelleth? ‘ The Two Lovers of Heaven: […]
carpoptosis carpoptosis car·pop·to·sis (kär’pŏp-tō’sĭs) or car·pop·to·sia (-tō’zhə, -zē-ə) n. See wrist-drop.