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Definitions of metacarpus

  1. the part of the hand between the carpus and phalanges Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That part of the skeleton of the hand or forefoot between the carpus and phalanges. In man it consists of five bones. See Illust. of Artiodactyla. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The part of the hand between the wrist and the fingers, the palm; the five metacarpal bones collectively which form the skeleton of this part. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. Hand between carpus and fingers; the palm. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  5. The part of the hand between the wrist and the fingers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Pert. to the part of the hand between the wrist and the fingers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. The skeletal part of the hand between wrist and fingers, consisting of five cylindrical bones. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  8. [Greek] The skeletal part of hand between wrist and fingers, consisting typically of five cylindrical bones. na
  9. The part of the hand comprised between the carpus and fingers. It is composed of five parallel bones, called metacarpal; forming the back of the hand, externally and the palm internally. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  10. That portion of the hand connecting the carpus with the fingers, consisting of the five metacarpal bones, each articulating with a proximal phalanx (Metacarpo-phalangeal join). na
  11. Part of hand between wrist& fingers. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. Part of hand between the wrist and phalanges. American pocket medical dictionary.
  13. The metacarpal bones taken as a whole. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  14. n. [Greek] The part of the hand between the wrist and the fingers. Cabinet Dictionary
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