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carpometacarpus

[kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-puh s, -met-uh-kahr-] /ˌkɑr pəˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs, -ˈmɛt əˌkɑr-/
noun, plural carpometacarpi
[kahr-puh-met-uh-kahr-pahy, -met-uh-kahr-] /ˌkɑr pəˌmɛt əˈkɑr paɪ, -ˈmɛt əˌkɑr-/ (Show IPA).
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.
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carpometacarpus

/ˌkɑːpəʊˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs/
noun
1.
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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