metacarpal
I. adjective Date: 1739 of, relating to, or being the metacarpus or a metacarpal II. noun Date: 1831 a bone of the part of the hand or forefoot between the carpus and the phalanges that typically contains five more or less elongated bones when all the digits are present

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  • Metacarpal — Met a*car pal, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the metacarpus. n. A metacarpal bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metacarpal — [met΄ə kär′pəl] adj. of the metacarpus n. any of the bones of the metacarpus: see SKELETON …   English World dictionary

  • metacarpal — /met euh kahr peuhl/, adj. Anat. 1. of or pertaining to the metacarpus. n. 2. a metacarpal bone. [1730 40; META + CARPAL] * * * ▪ bone       any of several tubular bones between the wrist (carpal) bones and each of the forelimb digits in land… …   Universalium

  • metacarpal — 1. Relating to the metacarpus. 2. Any one of the m. bones. See m. (bones) [I–V], under bone. * * * meta·car·pal .met ə kär pəl adj of, relating to, or being the metacarpus or a metacarpal metacarpal n any bone of the metacarpus of the human hand… …   Medical dictionary

  • metacarpal — I noun any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers • Syn: ↑metacarpal bone • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os • Part Holonyms: ↑metacarpus II …   Useful english dictionary

  • metacarpal — met•a•car•pal [[t]ˌmɛt əˈkɑr pəl[/t]] adj. 1) anat. of or pertaining to the metacarpus 2) anat. a metacarpal bone • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • metacarpal — /mɛtəˈkapəl/ (say metuh kahpuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to the metacarpus. –noun 2. a metacarpal bone …   Australian English dictionary

  • metacarpal — metacarpus ► NOUN (pl. metacarpi) ▪ the group of five bones of the hand between the wrist and the fingers. DERIVATIVES metacarpal adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek metakarpion …   English terms dictionary

  • metacarpal — 1. adjective Of the metacarpus. 2. noun Any of the bones of the metacarpus …   Wiktionary

  • metacarpal — met·a·car·pal || ‚metÉ™ kÉ‘rpl /‚metÉ™ kɑːpl adj. of the bones of the hand (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

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