Metacarpus definition

mĕtə-kärpəs
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The part of the human hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.
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The corresponding part of the forefoot of a quadruped.
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The part of the hand consisting of the five bones between the wrist and the fingers.
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The corresponding part of a land vertebrate's forelimb.
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The part of the human hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.
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The corresponding part of the forefoot of a quadruped.
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(anatomy) The five bones that form intermediate part of the hand between the fingers and the wrist.
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Noun

Singular:
metacarpus
Plural:
metacarpi