Definition of Wrist

1. Noun. A joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones.

Exact synonyms: Articulatio Radiocarpea, Carpus, Radiocarpal Joint, Wrist Joint
Terms within: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone, Carpal Tunnel
Group relationships: Arm
Generic synonyms: Articulatio Plana, Gliding Joint
Derivative terms: Carpal



Definition of Wrist

1. n. The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus.

2. n. The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus.

Definition of Wrist

1. Noun. (anatomy) The complex joint between forearm bones, carpus, and metacarpals where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus in narrow sense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wrist

1. the junction between the hand and forearm [n -S]

Medical Definition of Wrist

1. 1. The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus. "He took me by the wrist, and held me hard." (Shak) 2. A stud or pin which forms a journal; also called wrist pin. Bridle wrist, the wrist of the left hand, in which a horseman holds the bridle. Wrist clonus. [NL. Clonus, fr. Gr. See Clonic. A swinging plate bearing two or more wrists, for operating the valves. Origin: OE. Wriste, wrist, AS. Wrist; akin to OFries. Wriust, LG. Wrist, G. Rist wrist, instep, Icel. Rist instep, Dan. & Sw. Vrist, and perhaps to E. Writhe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Wrist

wringings
wrings
wrinkle
wrinkle-free
wrinkle-resistant
wrinkled
wrinkleless
wrinkleproof
wrinkler muscle of eyebrow
wrinkles
wrinklier
wrinklies
wrinkliest
wrinkling
wrinkly
wrist (current term)
wrist-drop
wrist band
wrist bands
wrist bone
wrist clonus
wrist clonus reflex
wrist dislocation
wrist fractures
wrist injuries
wrist joint
wrist pad
wrist pin
wrist rest
wrist shot

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