carpal tunnel

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carpal tunnel

n.
A passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the long tendons of the flexor muscles of the wrist and fingers pass.
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Noun1.carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones