carpometacarpal joint

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carpometacarpal (CMC) joint

[-met′əkär′pəl]
Etymology: Gk, karpos, wrist, meta, next, karpos
any of the joints formed by the distal row of carpal bones and the bases of the metacarpals. The joints are essential for prehensile patterns.

carpometacarpal

pertaining to the carpus and metacarpus.

carpometacarpal joint
the articulation between the distal row of carpal bones and the metacarpals in which there is very limited movement.