metacarpus


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met·a·car·pus

 (mĕt′ə-kär′pəs)
n. pl. met·a·car·pi (-pī)
1. The part of the human hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.
2. The corresponding part of the forefoot of a quadruped.

metacarpus

(ˌmɛtəˈkɑːpəs)
n, pl -pi (-paɪ)
1. (Anatomy) the skeleton of the hand between the wrist and the fingers, consisting of five long bones
2. (Anatomy) the corresponding bones in other vertebrates

met•a•car•pus

(ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəs)

n., pl. -pi (-pī).
the bones of a vertebrate forelimb between the wrist, or carpus, and the fingers, or phalanges.
[1670–80; < New Latin]

metacarpus


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The five metacarpal bones located between the wrist and the fingers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalangesmetacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges
metacarpal, metacarpal bone - any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
Translations

metacarpus

[ˌmetəˈkɑːpəs] N (metacarpi (pl)) [ˌmetəˈkɑːpaɪ]metacarpo m

met·a·car·pus

n. metacarpo, la parte formada por los cinco huesecillos metacarpianos de la mano.
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In which part of the human body is the metacarpus? 2.
To judge the cylindrical grip, the dynamometer was positioned between the metacarpus and fingers II-V When assessing pinch grip strength, the dynamometer was placed between the thumb and the lateral surface of the index finger.
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To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing use of a type II ESF device on the metacarpus of a bird.
Furthermore, the radiography of the left hand and wrist revealed that the ossification of the epiphysial cartilage of distal end of radius and ulna, 1st metacarpus, and phalanxes was not yet complete (Figure 2).
The modified Blauth classification is commonly used to classify the condition, which is based on the atrophy of the thenar muscles, the contracture of the adductor pollicis, and the degree of dysplasia of the metacarpus in the thumb [1].
DORSAL SURFACE: The tendon of the muscle extensor carpi radialis (TMECR) was located at the distal end of the radius bone in the dorsolateral region of the carpal joint, distally extending along the dorsal metacarpus surface.
Most of the fractures are caused by automobile accidents and fall from height as opined by Shivaprakash and Singh (1999).The bones most commonly fractured are the metacarpus and metatarsus (21-50 percent), followed by the femur (15-32 percent) and the tibia (12-15 percent) as reported by Ferguson (1982); Adams (1985) and Crawford and Fretz (1985).
We plucked and singed the birds, removed the head, wing tips (cut at the metacarpus and ulna-radius joint), feet (cut at the tarsometatarsus and tibia-fibula joint), and all viscera.
In addition, the following values were measured: height; weight; body mass index; bilateral length of the upper and lower arm; bilateral circumference of the upper arm, the wrist, and the metacarpus; and skinfold measurement of the dorsal and ventral upper arm.
Vertebrae are affected in approximately 10% of all cases, while the humerus, acetabulum, talus, calcaneus, metacarpus and scapula, together with coracoid process (CP) represent atypical localizations (7,9,10).
Measurements of crown-rump length, head (anterior-posterior) diameter, eye diameter, neck, and beak were done by a caliper while fore limbs (humerus, radius, and metacarpus) and hind limbs (femur, fibula and metatarsus) were done with the help of a scale and a compass.