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car·pal

 (kär′pəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the carpus.
n.
A bone of the carpus.

[New Latin carpālis, from Greek karpos, wrist.]

carpal

(ˈkɑːpəl)
n
(Anatomy)
a. any bone of the wrist
b. (as modifier): carpal bones.
[C18: from New Latin carpālis, from Greek karpos wrist]

car•pal

(ˈkɑr pəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to the carpus: the carpal joint.
n.
2. any of the bones of the carpus; a wrist bone.
[1735–45; < New Latin]

car·pal

(kär′pəl)
Any of the eight bones of the wrist lying between the forearm bones and the metacarpals. See more at skeleton.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpal - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primatescarpal - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
navicular, os scaphoideum, scaphoid bone - the largest wrist bone on the thumb side
lunate bone, os lunatum, semilunar bone - one of the eight small wrist bones
cuneiform bone, os triquetrum, pyramidal bone, triquetral, triquetral bone - a wrist bone that articulates with the pisiform and hamate and lunate bones
os pisiforme, pisiform, pisiform bone - a small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetral
os trapezium, trapezium bone, trapezium - the wrist bone on the thumb side of the hand that articulates with the 1st and 2nd metacarpals
os trapezoideum, trapezoid bone, trapezoid - the wrist bone between the trapezium and the capitate bones
capitate, capitate bone, os capitatum - the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
hamate, hamate bone, os hamatum, unciform bone - the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers
articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
Adj.1.carpal - of or relating to the wrist; "Carpal tunnel syndrome"
Translations

carpal

[ˈkɑːpl]
A. ADJcarpiano
B. N (also carpal bone) → carpo m
C. CPD carpal tunnel syndrome Nsíndrome m del túnel carpiano

car·pal

a. carpal, rel. al carpo o cerca de éste.

carpal

adj carpiano
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