Anat. the wrist, or the wrist bones
Origin of carpusModern Latin from Classical Greek karpos, wrist from Indo-European base an unverified form kwerp-, to turn from source Old English hweorfan
- The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand. Also called wrist .
- A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.
Origin of carpusNew Latin from Greek karpos wrist
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek καρπός (karpos, “wrist”).