Carpal definition

kärpəl
Of, relating to, or near the carpus.
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A bone of the carpus.
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Of the carpus.
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A bone of the carpus.
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Relating to or near the carpus.
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A bone of the carpus.
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Relating to or involving the wrist.
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Any of the bones of the human wrist or the joint corresponding to the wrist in some other vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.
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(anatomy) Any of the eight bones of the wrist (carpus).
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Of or pertaining to the carpus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carpal
Plural:
carpals

Origin of carpal

  • New Latin carpālis from Greek karpos wrist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition