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car·pus

 (kär′pəs)
n. pl. car·pi (-pī′)
1. The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand. Also called wrist.
2. A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.

[New Latin, from Greek karpos, wrist.]

carpus

(ˈkɑːpəs)
n, pl -pi (-paɪ)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for wrist
2. (Anatomy) the eight small bones of the human wrist that form the joint between the arm and the hand
3. (Zoology) the corresponding joint in other tetrapod vertebrates
[C17: New Latin, from Greek karpos]

car•pus

(ˈkɑr pəs)

n., pl. -pi (-pī).
1. the wrist.
2. the wrist bones collectively.
[1670–80; < New Latin < Greek karpós wrist]

carpus

- In humans, it is the group of eight bones that form the wrist and part of the hand.
See also related terms for wrist.

carpus


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The wrist’s framework comprising eight small bones called carpal bones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpus - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bonescarpus - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
carpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
Translations

car·pus

n. carpo, muñeca de la mano, porción de la extremidad superior situada entre el antebrazo y la mano.
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The species name refers to the elongate carpus of gnathopod 1 in the female (Fig.
Usually, it shares branches with the flexor carpus radialis (FCR), palmaris longus (PL), flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and anterior interosseous nerve (AIN).
Elbow and carpus joints in flexed and extended positions from 10 orthopedically normal wings of 6 adult wild barred owls (Strix varia) were evaluated with the animals under general anesthesia using a modified universal plastic goniometer and an electrogoniometer.
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Some indications for carpal ultrasonography are painful carpus joint; joint swelling to check for synovial effusion and thickening of the joint capsule; inconclusive radiographic evaluation, pre-surgical carpal planning; quick assessment in the field; previous treatment failure; and to evaluate the thickness of articular cartilage in foals (incomplete ossification) (REEDING, 2001a; REEDING, 2001b).
The carpus of the second pereopod is subdivided in 17-23 segments and the merus in seven segments; in the pereopods 3-5 each propodus is armed with a ventral series of 10-15 short spines, each carpus presents 2-5 ventral spinules and each merus 2-5 spines on the outer surface.
Which joint in the human body is also known as the carpus? 6.
It is used in the treatment of joint dysfunction of the carpus or fetlock in horses, due to non-infectious synovitis associated with equine osteoarthritis.
There it divides over the carpus into branches for the dorsum of the thumb and index finger.
Unilateral or Bilateral flexion of carpus may be present.