Carpus meaning

kärpəs
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The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand.
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(anat.) The wrist, or the wrist bones.
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A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.
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A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.
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The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand.
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The group of eight bones lying between the forearm and the metacarpals and forming the wrist in humans.
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The group of bones making up the joint corresponding to the wrist in some vertebrates, such as dinosaurs.
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(anatomy) The group of bones that make up the wrist.
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Origin of carpus

  • New Latin from Greek karpos wrist

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

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek καρπός (karpos, “wrist”).

    From Wiktionary