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metacarpal

[met-uh-kahr-puh l] /ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəl/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
of or relating to the metacarpus.
noun
2.
a metacarpal bone.
Origin of metacarpal
1730-1740
1730-40; meta- + carpal
Related forms
intermetacarpal, adjective
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metacarpal

/ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the metacarpus
noun
2.
a metacarpal bone
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metacarpal in Medicine

metacarpal met·a·car·pal (mět'ə-kär'pəl)
adj.
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.


met'a·car'pal·ly adv.
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metacarpal in Science
metacarpal
  (mět'ə-kär'pəl)   
Any of the bones of the hands in humans or the forelimbs in animals that are located between the carpal bones and the phalanges.
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