metacarpus

[ met-uh-kahr-puh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF metacarpus
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Fracture of the Metacarpus, showing Fragmentation of the Bullet194 12.

In them not only is the metacarpus turned back, but also the two first phalanges.

But the other variations are in the length of the metacarpus, or of the neck, or head.

The metacarpus consists of bones which correspond to the back of the hand.

The metacarpus is reduced to a single piece, which in the horse constitutes what is known as the canon.

The metacarpus is formed of three bones: the principal metacarpal and the two rudimentary ones.

The external rudimentary metatarsal is better developed than the internal; in the metacarpus the reverse is the case.

This is why, as we have pointed out above, it receives the name of the oblique flexor of the metacarpus.

The four bones of the wing finger measure, from the point where the first bone bends upon the metacarpus, less than 18 inches.

The chief point of variation from the Pterodactyle wing is in the relative length of the metacarpus in Dimorphodon.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, Modern Latin, from Greek metakarpion, from meta- (see meta-) + karpos "wrist" (see carpus). Related: Metacarpal.

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