carpal bone


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carpal bone any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
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In literature:

Fracture and Luxation of the Carpal Bones.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
And even in the turtles we have eight carpal bones and five digits, while no finger has less than two phalanges.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
E. Radial artery turning round the carpal end of the metacarpal bone of the thumb.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The five metacarpal bones articulate with the second range of carpal bones.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Humerus with a perforation on the inner side of the lower end; a very large extra radial carpal bone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Only one carpal is converted into bone in the lower row.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Many of these bones fuse together (carpals and tarsals).
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
The carpal bones are separated.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Great care is necessary to keep the tiny carpal, tarsal, and phalangeal bones from getting lost.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday