metacarpus


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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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DORSAL SURFACE: The tendon of the muscle extensor carpi radialis (TMECR) was located at the distal end of the radius bone in the dorsolateral region of the carpal joint, distally extending along the dorsal metacarpus surface.
We plucked and singed the birds, removed the head, wing tips (cut at the metacarpus and ulna-radius joint), feet (cut at the tarsometatarsus and tibia-fibula joint), and all viscera.
Vertebrae are affected in approximately 10% of all cases, while the humerus, acetabulum, talus, calcaneus, metacarpus and scapula, together with coracoid process (CP) represent atypical localizations (7,9,10).
The maximum malfunctioning was found in wet body weight, crown rump and metacarpus length and had significant difference (P < 0.
Using a 2 mm drill, a hole was made on the lateral side of the metacarpal neck, just proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint (MPJ) capsule with 30[degrees] of angulation with the long axis of the metacarpus.
Injury to the median nerve at the wrist or at the base of the metacarpus can damage the motor branch of this nerve and consequently cause denervation of the thenar eminence with the resulting improper position of the thumb in relation to the remaining fingers.
These bones correspond to part of the pectoral girdle, forelimbs, carpus, metacarpus and manual phalanges (Fig.
Sintigraphic investigation of magnetic field therapy on the equine third metacarpus.
According to Schinz et al (1973) about 1 or 2 months after hatching the chicken metacarpus ossifies which is at the end of the first week for metacarpus III and IV and end of the seventh week for metacarpus II in quail in all specimens [32].
Length of head, toe, femur, tibia, metacarpus, and mouth opening were highest loading variables on each component, respectively.