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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 ?
I have seen fractures of one up to all of the metacarpals on one side.
9) fractures of the metacarpals, metatarsals, and finger phalanges are not associated with age.
In a study of the dorsal arterial system of the hand, the radial artery divided into three branches between the base of first and second metacarpals in 84.
Fractures of metacarpals and phalanges are probably the most common fractures in the skeletal system and are often neglected as minor injuries2.
The fourth and fifth metacarpals on both sides were short with the knuckles being depressed in the clenched fist position (Figure 1).
Resistance to supination is provided by the intermetacarpal ligament between the first and second metacarpals.
Roentgenographs revealed aplastic/ hypoplastic carpals, absent metacarpals, terminal hypoplasia of first digital ray, and mild shortening of radius/ulna (Fig.
The hand is composed of 27 bones (14 phalanges, 5 metacarpals and 8 carpal bones).
Therefore, this method cannot be used in the second and third metacarpals that form a stiffer central pillar, as opposed to the fourth and fifth metacarpals which form mobile borders.
I broke five ribs and two metacarpals in my right hand, too, and my hand's been plated.
Plain X-ray for foot and hand was done for a subsample to measure the length and breadth of the metatarsals and metacarpals, respectively.