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”).