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car·pus

 (kär′pəs)
n. pl. car·pi (-pī′)
1. The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand. Also called wrist.
2. A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.

[New Latin, from Greek karpos, wrist.]

carpus

(ˈkɑːpəs)
n, pl -pi (-paɪ)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for wrist
2. (Anatomy) the eight small bones of the human wrist that form the joint between the arm and the hand
3. (Zoology) the corresponding joint in other tetrapod vertebrates
[C17: New Latin, from Greek karpos]

car•pus

(ˈkɑr pəs)

n., pl. -pi (-pī).
1. the wrist.
2. the wrist bones collectively.
[1670–80; < New Latin < Greek karpós wrist]

carpus

- In humans, it is the group of eight bones that form the wrist and part of the hand.
See also related terms for wrist.

carpus


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The wrist’s framework comprising eight small bones called carpal bones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpus - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bonescarpus - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
Translations

car·pus

n. carpo, muñeca de la mano, porción de la extremidad superior situada entre el antebrazo y la mano.
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Dog's anatomy is similar to our own with two parallel bones (the radius and ulna) extending from the elbow to the wrist or carpus.
There are two forces acting on the ulnar head at the DRUJ: an axial load transmitted through the carpus and TFCC and a transverse load from the distal radius and carpus.
It is indicated in the treatment of joint dysfunction of the carpus or fetlock in horses due to non-infectious synovitis associated with equine osteoarthritis.
3) After 1 week, the mass had increased by approximately one-third in size and extended to the lateral part of the carpus.
According to a medical report sent by Dr Nicolas Terraz from the British Veterinary Centre to ADWC about the medical examination and treatment plan for the cheetah, a swelling was found on the carpus (wrist joint).
The aberrant muscle extended beyond the field of view in our surgical exposure but could be seen to extend into the carpus.
Contraction of ECU has been found to increase the pronation tendency of the distal row of the carpus, which results in widening of the scapholunate interval and tension of the SLL.
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