Definition of Carpal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the wrist. "Carpal tunnel syndrome"

Partainyms: Carpus
Derivative terms: Carpus

2. Noun. Any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates.

Definition of Carpal

1. a. Of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist.

Definition of Carpal

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of the eight bones of the wrist (carpus). ¹

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Definition of Carpal

1. carpale [n -S] - See also: carpale

Medical Definition of Carpal

1. Relating to the carpus. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpal

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carp bream
carp breams
carp mouth
carpal (current term)
carpal arches
carpal artery
carpal articular surface of radius
carpal articulation
carpal bone
carpal bones
carpal canal
carpal canals
carpal groove
carpal joints
carpal tunnel
carpal tunnel release
carpal tunnel syndrome
carpal tunnels

Literary usage of Carpal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The line of the radio-carpal joint is on a level with the apex of the styloid process of the ulna. The wrist-joint is occasionally the scat of acute ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The two rows of carpal bones are united by dorsal, palmar, ... The synovia! cavity of the carpal articulations is extensive and complicated. ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"At the lower part of the forearm it anastomoses with the termination of the volar interosseous artery, and with the dorsal carpal network. ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"Ecchymosis is rare in the single scaphoid injury and usually suggests an associated lesion. The lower carpal syndrome, corresponding to the os ..."

5. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1866)
"DISLOCATIONS OF THE carpal BONES BACKWARDS. forearm below the middle, and at the same time, as he affirms, partially dislocated the carpal bones backwards. ..."

6. Treatise on fractures by John Bingham Roberts, James Alphonsus Kelly (1916)
"The carpal bones are irregularly shaped and take their names from objects which they ... The carpal ligaments join the bones of the forearm, the carpal and ..."

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