metacarpophalangeal joint

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metacarpophalangeal joint

(mĕt′ə-kär′pō-fə-lăn′jē-əl, -fā-)
n.
Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metacarpal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges.

met·a·car·po·pha·lan·ge·al joint

(met'ă-kahr'pō-fă-lan'jē-ăl joynt)
The spheroid synovial joints between the heads of the metacarpals and the bases of the proximal phalanges.

metacarpophalangeal

pertaining to the metacarpus and phalanges.

metacarpophalangeal joint
see Table 11. Called also fetlock.