metacarpal met·a·car·pal (mět'ə-kär'pəl)
Of or relating to the metacarpus. n.
Any of the five long bones that form the metacarpus and articulate with the bones of the distal row of the carpus and with the five proximal phalanges.
|metacarpal (mět'ə-kär'pəl) Pronunciation Key
Any of the bones of the hands in humans or the forelimbs in animals that are located between the carpal bones and the phalanges.