Metacarpals

metacarpal

[met-uh-kahr-puhl]
adjective Anatomy.
1.
of or pertaining to the metacarpus.
noun
2.
a metacarpal bone.

Origin:
1730–40; meta- + carpal

intermetacarpal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To metacarpals
Collins
World English Dictionary
metacarpal (ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the metacarpus
 
n
2.  a metacarpal bone

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature