carpal

[kahr-puhl] Anatomy.
adjective
1.
pertaining to the carpus: the carpal joint.
noun
2.
a carpale.

Origin:
1735–45; < Neo-Latin carpālis. See carpus, -al1

intercarpal, adjective
supercarpal, adjective
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carpal (ˈkɑːpəl)
 
n
Also: carpale
 a.  any bone of the wrist
 b.  (as modifier): carpal bones
 
[C18: from New Latin carpālis, from Greek karpos wrist]

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carpal
"of the wrist," 1743, from Mod.L. carpalis, from carpus "wrist."
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carpal car·pal (kär'pəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the carpus. n.
Any of the bones of the carpus, including the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate bones.

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carpal   (kär'pəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Adjective   Relating to or involving the wrist.

Noun   Any of the bones of the human wrist or the joint corresponding to the wrist in some other vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.
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The carpal bones, eight in number, are arranged in two rows.
For example, if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or low back pain, your doctor may recommend certain exercises.
Carpal tunnel syndrome may occur as an early or late complication of the injury.
Muscle cramps are common, and carpal tunnel syndrome or symptoms similar to arthritis sometimes develop.
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