metacarpal


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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
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The mass was adjacent to the first metacarpal bone (Figure 2).
Background: To avoid the irritation of tendons and soft tissues as well as hardware-related problems, we designed an intramedullary fixation with bioabsorbable rods for the treatment of the metacarpal shaft fractures.
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Egener's return would be particularly welcome as he has missed the last 21 matches with a broken metacarpal, but forward Derek Lee is facing another fortnight on the sidelines.
A two months old calf was attended with history of poor growth, thickening and swelling of metacarpal bones, progressive bending and twisting of long bones (metacarpals), enlargement of knee joints of fore limbs and lameness for 10-15 days.
Carol Ward of the University of Missouri and colleagues identified it as a third metacarpal, the long bone in the palm between the middle finger and the wrist.
We present a case of an 18-year old female with MFH of second metacarpal of left hand.
An MRI exam on Saturday showed a break in the third metacarpal - one of the two bones that he broke during the pre-season in October, when Love said he was hurt doing push-ups on his knuckles as part of his training regimen.
Radiographic evaluation of arachnodactyly can be done by measuring the metacarpal index (MI).
Multiple small nodules were seen on the dorsum of the left hand with a 2-x-3 cm large nodule over the base of the third metacarpal.