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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.
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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
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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]
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The five metacarpal bones located between the wrist and the fingers.
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|Noun||1.||metacarpus - the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges|
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
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metacarpus[ˌmetəˈkɑːpəs] N (metacarpi (pl)) [ˌmetəˈkɑːpaɪ] → metacarpo m
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n. metacarpo, la parte formada por los cinco huesecillos metacarpianos de la mano.
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