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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According to Schinz et al (1973) about 1 or 2 months after hatching the chicken metacarpus ossifies which is at the end of the first week for metacarpus III and IV and end of the seventh week for metacarpus II in quail in all specimens [32].
In birds, bone cysts have been reported on the radius of an umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba), on the cranium of a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), and on the distal third of the metacarpus of a cockatiel.
After fracturing the third metacarpus on his left hand in a crash during testing earlier this month, it was always going to be a hard opening round for the young Irishman.
Thirty six reflective markers were attached to the subject's skin on the following anatomical landmarks: sterno-clavicular joint, xiphoid process, 7th cervical vertebra, 10th thoracic vertebra, and for both hemi-bodies, occipital and frontal bones, gleno-humeral joint, lateral humeral epicondyle, ulnar styloid process, radial styloid process, 3rd process of the 3rd metacarpus, anterior superior iliac spine, posterior superior iliac spine, lateral tibia, lateral malleolus, heel, head of the 2nd metatarsus.
Gattuso broke his metacarpus and dislocated all his fingers in his hand," said Italy team doctor and surgeon Enrico Castellacci after operating on the player.
There was evidence of a year effect on percent fat in the marrow of metacarpus and metatarsus bones (P = 0.