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[met-uh-kahr-puh l] /ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəl/

adjective, Anatomy.
of or relating to the .
a metacarpal bone.
of or relating to the metacarpus
a metacarpal bone

metacarpal met·a·car·pal (mět’ə-kär’pəl)
Of or relating to the metacarpus. n.
Any of the five long bones that form the metacarpus and articulate with the bones of the distal row of the carpus and with the five proximal phalanges.
met’a·car’pal·ly adv.
Any of the bones of the hands in humans or the forelimbs in animals that are located between the carpal bones and the phalanges.


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