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By Noah Webster.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
The part which terminates the upper extremity in man, and which is inservient to prehension and touch. It extends from the fold of the wrist to the extremity of the fingers. The hand is sustained by a bony skeleton, composed of a number of pieces, movable on each other; of muscles, tendons, cartilages, ligaments, vessels, nerves, etc. It is divided into three parts- the carpus or wrist, the metacarpus, and fingers. Its concave surface is called the palm; the convex surface the back of the hand. The facility of being able to oppose the thumb to the fingers in order to seize objects forms one of the distinctive characters of the human hand.
By Robley Dunglison