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metacarpus

 [met″ah-kahr´pus]
the part of the hand between the wrist and fingers, its skeleton being five bones (metacarpals) extending from the carpus to the phalanges. See appendix 3-3.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

met·a·car·pus

, pl.

met·a·car·pi

(met'ă-kar'pŭs, -kar'pī),
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
[meta- + G. karpos, wrist]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

metacarpus

(mĕt′ə-kär′pəs)
n. pl. metacar·pi (-pī)
1. The part of the human hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.
2. The corresponding part of the forefoot of a quadruped.
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metacarpus

The region of the hand between the wrist and the phalanges, which includes the five metacarpal bones that support the palm/hand.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

met·a·car·pus

, pl. metacarpi (met'ă-kahr'pŭs, -pī) [TA]
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
[meta- + G. karpos, wrist]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

metacarpus

The five bones of the palm of the hand.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

metacarpus

a bone of the forelimb of TETRAPODS that occurs between the wrist (CARPALS) and fingers (PHALANGES). In humans the metacarpus is in the hand. see PENTADACTYL LIMB.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

met·a·car·pus

, pl. metacarpi (met'ă-kahr'pŭs, -pī) [TA]
The five bones of the hand between the carpus and the phalanges.
[meta- + G. karpos, wrist]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Fracture segments were realigned and the major metacarpal bone was stabilized with a minimal type II ESF (Fig 4).
The lengtheners used presently such as Matev, mini-Hoffman, and Ikuta are mainly indicated for the metacarpal bone prolongation [5, 6].
GCT of the first metacarpal bone always presents in the advanced stage, and surgical treatment with an extensive en bloc resection of the entire metacarpal is often required [2, 9, 10].
In the middle third of the forearm, it continues with its tendon, wide and flat, to then be inserted on the dorsal side of the second metacarpal bone base (Moore et al.).
Also, they developed equations that predict stature from the radiographic lengths and breadths of the second and third metacarpal bones. Hasan and Mahmoud [12] found significant correlations between stature and lengths of the first, third, fourth, and fifth metacarpals.
Doht, "Experimental fracture model versus osteotomy model in metacarpal bone plate fixation," The Scientific World Journal, vol.
This study has been performed to reveal hand bone peculiarities of elite male judoists by comparing their phalangeal and metacarpal bones with those of sedentary men on the basis of biometric ratio of the bones by means of three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) images.
To get an idea of how this should feel, slide your fingers across the metacarpal bones on the back of your other hand.
To calculate the shoulder height of cattle, maximal length of metatarsal and metacarpal bones is generally used.
He took Jack to The Veterinary Hospital off River Road, where veterinarian Bernie Robe confirmed that four metacarpal bones in Jack's left front paw had been crushed, possibly by a car or bicycle.
Four of the five metacarpal bones in his left hand were destroyed and muscle tissue riddled with shrapnel.
'Scans showed fractures to the metacarpal bones of Nathan's left foot,' said a Perpignan spokesman.