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

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

intercarpal, adjective
supercarpal, adjective Unabridged
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carpal (ˈkɑːpəl)
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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"of the wrist," 1743, from Mod.L. carpalis, from carpus "wrist."
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carpal car·pal (kär'pəl)
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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