metacarpal phalanx


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metacarpal phalanx

[-kär′pəl]
Etymology: Gk, meta + karpos, wrist, phalanx, line of soldiers
the hands and fingers, particularly phalanges that articulate with carpal bones.

metacarpal phalanx

Any phalanx that articulates with a metacarpal bone.
See: proximal phalanx
See also: phalanx
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