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Of, relating to, or near the carpus.
A bone of the carpus.
[New Latin carpālis, from Greek karpos, wrist.]
a. any bone of the wrist
b. (as modifier): carpal bones.
[C18: from New Latin carpālis, from Greek karpos wrist]
1. pertaining to the carpus: the carpal joint.n.
2. any of the bones of the carpus; a wrist bone.
[1735–45; < New Latin]
Any of the eight bones of the wrist lying between the forearm bones and the metacarpals. See more at skeleton.
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|Noun||1.||carpal - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates|
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
|Adj.||1.||carpal - of or relating to the wrist; "Carpal tunnel syndrome"|