\kˈɑːpəs], \kˈɑːpəs], \k_ˈɑː_p_ə_s]\
Definitions of CARPUS
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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The wrist. As a division of the skeleton, the eight bones of the wrist, viz., the scaphoid or naviculare, semilunar or lunatum, cuneiform or triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium or multangulum majus, trapezoid or multangulum minus, os magnum or capitatum, and unciform or hamatum. (In the above list, when two names are given the second is the term.) The carpus articulates above with the radius and ulna, and below with the five metacarpal bones.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The part between the fore-arm and hand. Eight bones compose it (in two rows). In the superior row there are, from without to within-the Scaphoides or navicula're, Luna're or semiluna're, Cuneifor'me, and Orbicula're or pisifor'me. In the lower row-Trape'zium, Trapezoi'des, Magnum, and Uncifor'me.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The wrist; that portion of the upper or anterior limb that lies between the forearm and the hand. In man the skeletal portion is composed of eight bones: the scaphoid, semilunar, cuneiform and pisiform bones, and the trapezium, trapezoid, os magnum, and unciform, arranged in two transverse rows. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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