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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.

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]

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.

metacarpus

The region of the hand between the wrist and the phalanges, which includes the five metacarpal bones that support the palm/hand.

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]

metacarpus

The five bones of the palm of the hand.

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.

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]
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Currently, a ventral approach is recommended due to the primary feather insertions on the dorsal surface of the metacarpus. A dorsal approach may compromise a bird's soaring and gliding ability.
5) (19) 19 Metacarpus short, 0.5-0.7X as long as pterostigma length (Fig.
He was rushed away and immediately underwent a half-hour operation.The AC Milan star will miss tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Georgia and at least the next month of action as he recovers."Gattuso broke his metacarpus and dislocated all his fingers in his hand," said Italy team doctor and surgeon Enrico Castellacci after operating on the player."We tried to fix the dislocated bones without an incision and we succeeded.
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Armand observed Eginard's finger, cut off at the metacarpus. There was a neat scar there, healed to perfection.
Metacarpus (meht-a-kahr-puhs) The bones in the front leg below the carpus bones.
Fresh bovine bones such as femur, tibia, humerus, radius/ ulna (fore arm), metacarpus, metatarsus, scapula, skull, pelvis, rib and backbone were collected from slaughterhouse for present investigations.
(Interestingly, the humans remains recorded at the Vogelherd comprised a cranium and mandible (Stetten I), a cranium (Stettin 2), a humerus (Stetten 3), two vertebrae (Stetten 4) and a metacarpus (Stetten 5).
In such a transfiguration, fetishism--to take the letter (la lettre) for the being (l'etre)--is not very far away: think of the sacred relics in Aurelia, piously treasured like the molar or the metacarpus of some saint--and can we not see in Adrienne the 'saint from the abyss' in the Chimeres?
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