carpal

Definitions of carpal
  1. adjective
    of or relating to the wrist
    Carpal tunnel syndrome”
  2. noun
    any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
    synonyms: carpal bone, wrist bone
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    navicular, os scaphoideum, scaphoid bone
    the largest wrist bone on the thumb side
    lunate bone, os lunatum, semilunar bone
    one of the eight small wrist bones
    cuneiform bone, os triquetrum, pyramidal bone, triquetral, triquetral bone
    a wrist bone that articulates with the pisiform and hamate and lunate bones
    os pisiforme, pisiform, pisiform bone
    a small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetral
    os trapezium, trapezium, trapezium bone
    the wrist bone on the thumb side of the hand that articulates with the 1st and 2nd metacarpals
    os trapezoideum, trapezoid, trapezoid bone
    the wrist bone between the trapezium and the capitate bones
    capitate, capitate bone, os capitatum
    the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
    hamate, hamate bone, os hamatum, unciform bone
    the wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers
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    bone, os
    rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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