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carpus

 [kahr´pus]
the joint between the arm and hand, made up of eight bones; the wrist.
Carpus, viewed from the dorsal aspect. The eighth bone, the pisiform, is palmar to the triquetral bone. From Dorland's, 2000.
(See also table of bones.)

wrist

(rist), [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
Synonym(s): carpus (1) [TA]
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]

carpus

/car·pus/ (kahr´pus) the joint between the arm and hand, made up of eight bones; the wrist.

carpus

(kär′pəs)
n. pl. car·pi (-pī′)
1. The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand. Also called wrist.
2. A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.

car·pal bones

(kahr'păl bōnz) [TA]
Eight bones arranged in two rows that articulate proximally with the radius and indirectly with the ulna, and distally with the five metacarpal bones.
Synonym(s): carpus (2) [TA] .

wrist

(rist) [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
Synonym(s): carpus (1) [TA] .
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]

carpus

The wrist or the bones of the wrist.

carpus

that part of the forelimb of TETRAPODS which contains the CARPALS.

carpus

the segment of the limb between the radius and ulna and metacarpus, made up of six to eight bones, depending on the animal species, arranged in two rows and numbered from medial to lateral. Called also the knee in horses and cattle and the wrist in dogs and cats. See also Table 10.

dropped carpus, broken-down carpus
hyperextension injury in the dog or cat that results in weight-bearing on the carpus and metacarpals.