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Metacarpal   /mˌɛtəkˈɑrpəl/   Listen
Metacarpal

adjective
1.
Of or relating to the metacarpus.



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"Metacarpal" Quotes from Famous Books



... Plate 18, passes external to the radial border of the wrist, beneath the extensor tendons, B, of the thumb; and after winding round the head of the metacarpal bone of the thumb, as seen at E, Plate 19, forms the deep palmar arch E, Plate 18. This deep palmar arch lies close upon the forepart of the carpo-metacarpal joints; it sends off branches to supply the deeply situated muscles, and other structures ...
— Surgical Anatomy • Joseph Maclise



Words linked to "Metacarpal" :   bone, os, metacarpus



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