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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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There is a statistical significance between volumes of the right second and fifth metacarpal bones, while the volume of the left forth metacarpal bone had a statistical importance.
In terms of the volume, surface area and length, many biometric ratio values of some phalangeal and metacarpal bones of the elite male judoists have been found statistically significant when compared with those of the sedentary men.
In the present study, since the semi-automatic segmentation procedures on 2D CT images make some incorrect label assignment, the manual editing has been also added to the image processing procedure to reveal nearly absolute 3D images and geometrical measurements of the phalangeal and metacarpal bones.
Parameters of phalangeal and metacarpal bones belonging to right hands of male judo players and sedentary men.
1,2) The etiology involves a valgus deformity of the growing metacarpal bones or a rotation in the carpal joints resulting in dorsolateral rotation of the primary flight feathers, which protrude when the wing is folded to the body during rest.
A similar valgus deformity of the metacarpal bones and carpal joint was successfully treated by one of the authors (N.
5) The weight of the growing flight feathers places excessive force on the muscles and ligaments of the carpal joint and the inadequately mineralized metacarpal bones, thus exacerbating the condition.
If mature birds are affected, the rotation can be corrected by osteotomy, which involves transecting the metacarpal bones, rotating the distal fragments into normal position, and transfixing the fragments by standard osteosynthesis techniques.
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of supplementing corn-soybean meal diets with a novel microbial phytase in a fixed Ca:P ratios on performance, nutrient absorption and excretion, metacarpal bone characteristics and plasma indices of weaned pigs and the apparent ileal digestibility of nutrients for growing pigs.
At 0830 h on d 29, all of the pigs supplying blood samples were killed by electrical stunning and exsanguination to collect metacarpal bone samples.
01) increases in metacarpal bone breaking strength, as well as fat-free dried bone calcium and phosphorus with increasing dose rate of phytase (Table 5).
Similar results were observed in for fat-free dried bone calcium and phosphorus for the third and fourth metacarpal bone.