metacarpophalangeal joints

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met·a·car·po·pha·lan·ge·al joints

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the condylar or ellipsoid synovial joints between the heads of the metacarpals and the bases of the proximal phalanges. The palmar aspects of the metacarpal heads are partially divided, so the joint is nearly bicondylar.
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