Meta carpi

metacarpus

[met-uh-kahr-puhs]
noun, plural metacarpi [met-uh-kahr-pahy] . Anatomy.
the part of a hand or forelimb, especially of its bony structure, included between the wrist, or carpus, and the fingers, or phalanges.

Origin:
1670–80; < Neo-Latin (see meta-, carpus), replacing metacarpium < Greek metakárpion

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metacarpus (ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs)
 
n , pl -pi
1.  the skeleton of the hand between the wrist and the fingers, consisting of five long bones
2.  the corresponding bones in other vertebrates

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metacarpus met·a·car·pus (mět'ə-kär'pəs)
n. pl. met·a·car·pi (-pī)
The part of the hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.

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