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metacarpus

 [met″ah-kahr´pus]
the part of the hand between the wrist and fingers, its skeleton being five bones (metacarpals) extending from the carpus to the phalanges. See appendix 3-3.

met·a·car·pus

, pl.

met·a·car·pi

(met'ă-kar'pŭs, -kar'pī),
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
[meta- + G. karpos, wrist]

metacarpus

/meta·car·pus/ (-kahr´pus) the part of the hand between the wrist and fingers, its skeleton being five bones (metacarpals) extending from the carpus to the phalanges.

metacarpus

(mĕt′ə-kär′pəs)
n. pl. metacar·pi (-pī)
1. The part of the human hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.
2. The corresponding part of the forefoot of a quadruped.

metacarpus

[met′əkär′pəs]
Etymology: Gk, meta, beyond, karpos, wrist
the middle part of the hand, consisting of five slender bones, metacarpals I through V, numbered from the thumb side. Each metacarpal consists of a body and two extremities. metacarpal, adj., n.
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metacarpus

The region of the hand between the wrist and the phalanges, which includes the five metacarpal bones that support the palm/hand.

met·a·car·pus

, pl. metacarpi (met'ă-kahr'pŭs, -pī) [TA]
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
[meta- + G. karpos, wrist]

metacarpus

The five bones of the palm of the hand.

metacarpus

a bone of the forelimb of TETRAPODS that occurs between the wrist (CARPALS) and fingers (PHALANGES). In humans the metacarpus is in the hand. see PENTADACTYL LIMB.

met·a·car·pus

, pl. metacarpi (met'ă-kahr'pŭs, -pī) [TA]
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
[meta- + G. karpos, wrist]

metacarpus

(met´əkär´pəs),
n the five bones of the hand between the carpus (wrist) and the phalanges (fingers).

metacarpus

the segment of the limb housing the aggregate of metacarpal bones.
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In the present case, the metastatic tumor was attached to the first metacarpal bone but not invasive, suggesting that metastasis occurred in the soft tissue, not in the bone.
Height estimation using anthropometric measurements on X-rays of wrist and metacarpal bones.
Volume, surface area and length values of each phalangeal bone and each metacarpal bone were recorded in ratio comparison with each finger or total metacarpal bones, respectively.
They originate from the middle of the metacarpal bones and it looks like they are continued by a minuscule tendon which gets lost soon at the metacarpophalangeal joint".
The metacarpal bones of sheep suggest the shoulder height of 64.
The alular bone on each wing was rotated slightly outward, but no rotation of the carpal joints or metacarpal bones was appreciated (Fig 2a and b).
Glide your thumbs down the top of the foot between the metacarpal bones using moderate pressure.
He broke three metacarpal bones before he started racing and then we had to close down because of a virus, so he was late starting, but he did break the sprint track record at Galway.
Although the spine and hip are the most common sites to measure, Dr Gallagher noted that DEXA can also be used to measure the radius, metacarpal bones, phalanges, or os calcis.
All involved the fragile metacarpal bones that reach from the base of the hand to the first set of knuckles.
rex skeleton, Smith and Carpenter found themselves examining finger bones as well as the carpal and metacarpal bones that make up the forelimb.