carrying angle


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car·ry·ing an·gle

the angle made by the axes of the arm and the forearm, with the elbow in full extension. The carrying angle is typically greater in females than males.

carrying angle

the angle at which the humerus and radius articulate.

car·ry·ing an·gle

(kar'ē-ing ang'gĕl)
The angle between the humerus and ulna when the arm is in the standard anatomic position and at rest.

carrying angle

The angle in the sagittal plane made at the elbow by extending the long axis of the forearm and the upper arm. This obtuse angle is more pronounced in women than in men. Synonym: carrying angle of arm.
See also: angle