Any of the bones of the human wrist or the joint corresponding to the wrist in some other vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.
(anatomy) Any of the eight bones of the wrist (carpus).
Of or pertaining to the carpus.
Origin of carpal
New Latin carpālisfrom Greek karposwrist
Below the carpal and tarsal joints, the fore and hind limbs correspond almost exactly in structure as well as function.
The ulna is curved and rather stout; it articulates with both carpal bones; the cubital quills often cause rugosities on its dorsal surface.
r', u', Radial and ulnar carpal bones; with the three digits I., II., III.
Other common problems include heart valve dysfunction, thickening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), enlarged spleen and liver, clouding of the cornea, hearing loss, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The flexor digitorum sublimis muscle arises fleshy from the long elastic band which extends from the inner humeral condyle along the ventral surface of the ulna to the ulnar carpal bone, over which the tendon runs to insert itself on the radial anterior side of the first phalanx of the second digit.