carpal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj carpal of or relating to the wrist "Carpal tunnel syndrome"
    • n carpal any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Carpal (Anat) Of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • carpal Pertaining to the carpus or wrist.
    • carpal In entomology, pertaining to the carpus or pterostigma of an insect's wing.
    • n carpal Any one of the bones of the wrist or carpus; a carpale.
    • n carpal In ichthyology, same as actinost.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Carpal kär′pal pertaining to the wrist.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Carpus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. karpos, the wrist.

Usage

In literature:

The arm is divided into three sections: the deltoid, brachial and carpal.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Associated Words: carpal, carpale.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
This is brought about by flexion of the elbow and carpal joints.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
And even in the turtles we have eight carpal bones and five digits, while no finger has less than two phalanges.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
E. Radial artery turning round the carpal end of the metacarpal bone of the thumb.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
These four form the first row of carpal bones.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
There is only one row of carpals present (the proximal row of other tetrapods).
"A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas" by Theodore H. Eaton
Humerus with a perforation on the inner side of the lower end; a very large extra radial carpal bone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Only one carpal is converted into bone in the lower row.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Carpal, that portion of the skeleton pertaining to the wrist.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
Many of these bones fuse together (carpals and tarsals).
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Below the carpal and tarsal joints, the fore and hind limbs correspond almost exactly in structure as well as function.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
The carpal bones are separated.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Is one of the front legs bent forward at the carpal joint?
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In news:

Five things you should know about carpal tunnel syndrome .
Anyone can suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome .
Carpal Tunnel syndrome .
So, one weekend, instead of keeping up with those Kardashians or giving himself early onset carpal tunnel in our babe section, Priebe decided to build a wrist-strapped crossbow out of stuff lying around his house.
During this procedure a small incision is made in your wrist just below the crease where the palm starts, which allows the surgeon to place a small fiberoptic television camera called an endoscope into the carpal tunnel.
Having ergonomic equipment helps prevent people from getting carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pains, back aches, etc.
Carpal tunnel drove me into the farms worms arms of VRS.
Word has it that Nintendo only went with Kid Icarus : Uprising as the subtitle for its new Kid Icarus 3DS game only after 'Wristbreaker,' 'Carpal Tunnel Provider' and 'What the Eff is Up With These Controls?
Congress denigrates all workers, especially women, in overturning protections against work-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Numbness and tingling can be caused by a pinched nerve, poor circulation, or overuse injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome.
"Bruised and swollen hands from sun poisoning, infected blisters and carpal tunnel syndrome/tynosynivitus".
Surgery can ease pain from tiny carpal tunnel.
You see, I recently had surgery to release my carpal tunnel pressure.
One Mid-Michigan woman says it's healing her Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Jeff Burton has surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.
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In science:

Moreover, the study will also help reduce cases of ergonomic hazards like carpal tunnel syndrome as encountered by people who frequently use computer mouse or use this for a long duration of hours.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
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