Carpal angle

Related to Carpal angle: carpal index
(Zool.) the angle at the last joint of the folded wing of a bird.

See also: Carpal

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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While McIlwraith does not dispute the benefit of surgery in severe cases - in knees, defined as more than eight degrees of carpal angle - he said: "There is a certain level of screwing with nature that we shouldn't be doing."