carpal bone

noun
any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
Syn: ↑carpal, ↑wrist bone
Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑wrist, ↑carpus, ↑wrist joint, ↑radiocarpal joint, ↑articulatio radiocarpea

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Carpal bone — One of the wrist bones. There are eight carpal bones that are arranged in two rows. The carpal bones articulate (come together to form a joint) proximally (on their near ends) with the long bones of the forearm the radius and, indirectly, with… …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal bone — ▪ anatomy  any of several small angular bones that in humans make up the wrist (carpus), and in horses, cows, and other quadrupeds the “knee” of the foreleg. They correspond to the tarsal bones of the rear or lower limb. Their number varies.… …   Universalium

  • carpal bone — noun Any of the eight bones of the carpus …   Wiktionary

  • carpal bone central — os centrale …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal bone first — os trapezium …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal bone fourth — os hamatum …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal bone great — os capitatum …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal bone intermediate — os lunatum …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal bone radial — os scaphoideum …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal bone second — os trapezoideum …   Medical dictionary


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