Carpus Car"pus (k[aum]r"p[u^]s), n.; pl. {Carpi} (k[aum]r"p[imac]). [NL., fr. Gr. karpo`s wrist.] (Anat.) The wrist; the bones or cartilages between the forearm, or antibrachium, and the hand or forefoot; in man, consisting of eight short bones disposed in two rows. [1913 Webster]

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  • CARPUS — I. CARPUS Episcopus et Martyr sub Aurelio Commodo. II. CARPUS Graece Καρπὸς, male cum brachio confunditur Plinio, l. 13. c. 11. ubi de papyro loquens, eius radici brachialem crassitudinem tribuit; cum Theophrastus, e quo ista sumpsit, eius… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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