|the plural of carpus|
|—n , pl -pi|
|1.||the technical name for wrist|
|2.||the eight small bones of the human wrist that form the joint between the arm and the hand|
|3.||the corresponding joint in other tetrapod vertebrates|
|[C17: New Latin, from Greek karpos]|
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.