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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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Metacarpal bones

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.