from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The group of eight bones forming the joint between the forearm and the hand. Also called wrist.
- n. A joint in quadrupeds corresponding to the wrist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The group of bones that make up the wrist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wrist; the bones or cartilages between the forearm, or antibrachium, and the hand or forefoot; in man, consisting of eight short bones disposed in two rows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wrist, wrist-joint, or carpal articulation; the proximal segment of the manus or hand, corresponding to the tarsus of the foot; the joint by which the hand or distal division of the fore limb is connected with the forearm. Thus, in a horse, the so-called “knee” is the carpus.
- n. Especially the carpal bones or carpalia, collectively considered; a number of small irregularly nodular bones intervening between the bones of the antebrachium and those of the metacarpus, and constituting the proximal division of the skeleton of the manus or hand.
- n. In Crustacea, the fifth joint of the normally 7-jointed leg, between the meros and the propodos.
- n. In entomology, a name sometimes applied to the pterostigma or colored spot on the anterior edge of the wings in many insects.
- n. In entomology: The club of the stigmal vein in the fore wing of an insect of the family Chalcididæ.
- n. In ichth, same as actinost.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
New Latin, from Greek karpos, wrist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek καρπός (karpos, "wrist"). (Wiktionary)