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met·a·car·pus

 (mĕt′ə-kär′pəs)
n. pl. met·a·car·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

(ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs)
n, pl -pi (-paɪ)
1. (Anatomy) the skeleton of the hand between the wrist and the fingers, consisting of five long bones
2. (Anatomy) the corresponding bones in other vertebrates

met•a•car•pus

(ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs)

n., pl. -pi (-pī).
the bones of a vertebrate forelimb between the wrist, or carpus, and the fingers, or phalanges.
[1670–80; < New Latin]

metacarpus


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The five metacarpal bones located between the wrist and the fingers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalangesmetacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
metacarpal, metacarpal bone - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
Translations

metacarpus

[ˌmetəˈkɑːpəs] N (metacarpi (pl)) [ˌmetəˈkɑːpaɪ]metacarpo m

met·a·car·pus

n. metacarpo, la parte formada por los cinco huesecillos metacarpianos de la mano.
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The metacarpal bones adjacent to the mass were normal without any bony destruction.
Since the strength of bioabsorbable rod will gradually reduce after its insertion, it tends to shift the stress gradually to the metacarpal bones, which is biomechanically favorable for bone union and modulation.
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