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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]
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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.
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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