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wrist

 [rist]
the region of the joint between the hand and the forearm; it contains eight bones, called the carpal bones (see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices). The bones are arranged in two rows, whose joint surfaces glide upon each other in four directions; they join the bones of the forearm, the radius and ulna, as well as the bones of the hand, the metacarpals. They are bound together and protected by tough ligaments and capsules, the enveloping structures. The major arteries, nerves, veins, and tendons that serve the hand and fingers run across the wrist. Both the tendons and the joint are lined with synovial membrane. Called also carpus.
Bones of the wrist (carpal bones). A, Anterior view, right arm. B, Posterior view, right arm.

wrist

(rist), [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
Synonym(s): carpus (1) [TA]
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]

wrist

(rĭst)
n.
a. The joint between the human hand and forearm.
b. A similar joint in other vertebrates.
c. See carpus.

WRIST

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wrist

See CLIP wrist, Golfer's wrist, SLAC wrist, Tennis wrist.

wrist

(rist) [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
Synonym(s): carpus (1) [TA] .
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]

wrist

The complex, many-boned joint between the hand and the arm. The eight wrist bones, or carpals, are arranged in two rows, the nearer row, which articulates with the forearm bones, containing the scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, and pisiform bones, and the farther row the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate. These are connected to the bones of the palm, the metacarpals. Many tendons, connecting forearm muscles to the fingers and thumb, run through the wrist. These pass under ligamentous straps (retinacula) which prevents them from springing away from the wrist. Arteries and nerves also pass through the wrist.

wrist

(rist) [TA]
The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts.
[A.S. wrist joint, ankle joint]
References in classic literature ?
"Very few men have the power of wrist that this woman has.
Fortunately, I had not stayed by the job long enough to injure myself--though I was compelled to wear straps on my wrists for a year afterward.
My wrist was released, but his other arm, passed around my back, held both my arms so that I could not move.
Now in Number Thirteen's brief career he had known no other authority than Professor Maxon's, and so it was that when his master laid a hand upon his wrist he remained beside him while another walked away with the lovely creature he had thought his very own.
"Will you forgive that, too?" he asked, in a whisper, stroking the red wrist.
You put a lot on the flannel and do up your wrist, and I guess it will be all right in the morning.
A red-faced barrel of a boy did all the holding, one hand round the wrist, the other palm to palm, and his knees braced up against the panel.
The pinched white hand of Raffles, reddening with returning blood, and with a clot of blood upon the wrist, was craning upward and turning the key in the lock without a moment's loss.
"Garn out o' this or I'll " He took a step forward with uplifted hand, but in an instant down came cut number three upon his wrist, and cut number five across his thigh, and cut number one full in the center of his rabbit-skin cap.
Saying this, Gryphus in his frenzy rushed towards Cornelius, who had barely time to retreat behind his table to avoid the first thrust; but as Gryphus continued, with horrid threats, to brandish his huge knife, and as, although out of the reach of his weapon, yet, as long as it remained in the madman's hand, the ruffian might fling it at him, Cornelius lost no time, and availing himself of the stick, which he held tight under his arm, dealt the jailer a vigorous blow on the wrist of that hand which held the knife.
She felt his forehead, altered a bandage for a moment, and took his wrist between her fingers.
He still held her left wrist, and his face was dark with passion.