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  1. a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A stud or pin which forms a journal; - also called wrist pin. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The joint between the hand and the arm; the slender part of the arm nearest the hand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The segment of the upper extremity between the forearm and the hand; carpus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. The carpus, situated at base of hand. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. The joint by which the hand is united to the arm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Joint connecting the hand and arm. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The part of the arm immediately adjoining the hand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The joint by which the hand is united to the arm and by which the hand turns. Bridle-wrist, the wrist of the rider's left hand. See Writhe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The joint on which the hand turns, and by which it is united to the arm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. A stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called wrist pin. mso.anu.edu.au
  13. A stud or pin which forms a journal; also called wrist pin. dictgcide_fs
  14. rist, n. the joint by which the hand is united to the arm: a stud or pin projecting from the side of a crank.--ns. WRIST'BAND, the band or part of a sleeve which covers the wrist; WRIST'-DROP, inability to extend the hand, often caused by lead-poisoning; WRIST'LET, an elastic band used to confine the upper part of a glove to the wrist: a bracelet: (slang) a handcuff; WRIST'-PLATE, an oscillating plate bearing wrist-pins for the connection of rods or pitmans, as on the cut-off gear of an engine; WRIST'-PIN, any pin connecting a pitman to a cross-head; WRIST'-SHOT, in golf, a short stroke usually played with an iron, from the wrist, without swinging the club over the shoulder. [A.S. wrist--wríthan, to twist; Ger. rist.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Comprises: (A) Inferior Radio-Ulnar. Formed by lower end of ulna, sigmoid cavity of radius. Ligaments: * Capsular ( with strengthening bands described as Anterior and Posterior Radio-Ulnar); Interarticular Fibro-cartilage. Movements: supination by supinator longus and brevis, and biceps; pronation by pronator radii teres and pronator quadratus. na
  16. Comprises: (B) Radlo-Carpal (or Wrist proper). Formed by lower end of radius, interarticular fibro-cartilage, 1st row of carpus. Ligaments: * Capsular ( consisting of Anterior, Posterior, External Lateral. and Internal Lateral) ; Interoseous ( connecting the carpal bones of 1st row together). Arteries: anterior and posterior carpal arches, anterior and posterior interossei, deep palmar arch. Nerves: ulnar, posterior interosseous. Movements: flexion by flexor carpi radialis and ulnaris, flexors of fingers palmaris longus; extension by extensor, carpi radialis (Iongior and brevior) and ulnaris; abduction by flexor and extensor carpi radialis (longior and brevior), extensors of thumb; adduction by flexor and extensor carpi ulnaris. na
  17. Comprises ( C) Intercarpal (Transverse Carpal, or Mid-Carpal). Formed by 1st and 2d rows of carpus. Ligaments: Capsular (with strengthening fibres described as Anterior, Posterior, External Lateral, and Internal Lateral); Dorsal and Interosseous (connecting bones of 2d row). Movements: flexion by flexor carpi ulnaris and flexors of fingers; extension by extensor carpi radialis (longior aud brevior) and extensors of fingers; rotation. na
  18. Comprises: (D) Pisiform. Between pisiform and cunei form bones. Ligaments: Capsular: Ligamentum Piso-Hamatum, Ligamentum Piso-Metacarpeum. Movement: gliding. na
  19. Comprises: ( E) Carpo-MetacarpaL. Between 2d row of carpus and 4 inner metacarpal bones. Ligaments: Capsular; Dorsal Carpo-Metacarpal; Dorsal and lnterosseous lntermetacarpal; Ligamentum Hamo-Metacarpeum. Movements: slight flexion and extension by flexors and extensors of fingers. na
  20. Comprises: (F) PollicI-Carpal. Formed by trapezium and first metacarpal bone. Movements: free in all directions through muscles moving thumb. na
  21. Joint connecting hand with forearm; (effect got in fencing, ball-games, sleight-of-hand, &c., by) working of the hand from the w. alone (his wonderful w.; that was all w.); (Mech., also w.-pin) stud projecting from crank &c. as attachment for connecting-rod; wristband (-zb-), band usu. of folded& starched linen forming or concealing end of shirt-sleeve, cuff; w.-drop, paralysis of fore-arm muscles from lead-poisoning. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. The carpus; the part which connects the forearm and hand. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. The carpus; the part between the hand and forearm. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The joint by which the hand is united to the arm; the tarpus;-also used adjectively;-bridle-wrist, a horseman's left hand. Cabinet Dictionary

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