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met·a·car·pal

 (mĕt′ə-kär′pəl)
adj.
Relating to the metacarpus.
n.
Any of the bones of the metacarpus.

met′a·car′pal·ly adv.

metacarpal

(ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəl)
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the metacarpus
n
(Anatomy) a metacarpal bone

met•a•car•pal

(ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the metacarpus.
n.
2. a metacarpal bone.
[1730–40]

met·a·car·pal

(mĕt′ə-kär′pəl)
Any of the bones of the hand lying between the carpal bones and the bones of the fingers or digits (phalanges). See more at skeleton.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metacarpal - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingersmetacarpal - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
metacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
Adj.1.metacarpal - of or relating to the metacarpus; "metacarpal bones"
Translations

metacarpal

[ˌmetəˈkɑːpl] Nmetacarpiano m

metacarpal

nMittelhandknochen m

met·a·car·pal

a. metacarpiano-a, rel. al metacarpio.

metacarpal

adj & n metacarpiano
References in periodicals archive ?
Our study extends the use of examining metacarpal pad patterns beyond Fishers to raccoons.
This technique was used successfully to estimate fisher (Martes pennati) population sizes by distinguishing papillae patterns of the metacarpal pads collected at baited track plate enclosures (Herzog et al, 2007; O'Neil and Swanson, 2010).