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. 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.