adj. & n.
—adj. of or relating to the bones in the wrist.
—n. any of the bones forming the wrist.
Etymology: CARPUS + -AL

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  • carpal — Anatomy & Zoology ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the carpus. ► NOUN ▪ a bone of the carpus …   English terms dictionary

  • carpal — [kär′pəl] adj. [ModL carpalis] of the carpus n. a bone of the carpus: see SKELETON …   English World dictionary

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  • carpal — I. adjective Etymology: New Latin carpalis, from carpus Date: 1743 of or relating to the carpus II. noun Date: 1855 a carpal element or bone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carpal — /kahr peuhl/, Anat. adj. 1. pertaining to the carpus: the carpal joint. n. 2. a carpale. [1735 45; < NL carpalis. See CARPUS, AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • carpal — noun Any of the eight bones of the wrist (carpus). Syn: carpal bone …   Wiktionary

  • carpal — car•pal [[t]ˈkɑr pəl[/t]] adj. 1) anat. pertaining to the carpus: the carpal joint[/ex] 2) anat. any of the bones of the carpus; a wrist bone • Etymology: 1735–45; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • carpal — /ˈkapəl/ (say kahpuhl) adjective 1. relating to the carpus (wrist): the carpal joint. –noun 2. → carpale. {New Latin carpālis, from Latin carpus wrist} …  

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