carpometacarpi

carpometacarpus

[kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puhs, -met-uh-kahr-]
noun, plural carpometacarpi [kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-pahy, -met-uh-kahr-] . Ornithology.
1.
the bone of a bird's wing formed by fusion of the carpal and metacarpal bones.
2.
the part of the wing supported by this bone.

Origin:
carpo-2 + metacarpus

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carpometacarpus (ˌkɑːpəʊˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs)
 
n
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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