Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology and anatomy:
- n. The radiocarpal bone; that bone of the wrist which is situated on the radial side of the proximal row of carpals. in special relation with the radius. In man this bone is the scaphoid. Compare ulnare, and see cuts under hand and carpus.
- n. One of the rays of the cup of a crinoid. See radial, n. , and cut under Crinoidea.
- n. A cartilage radiating from the base of the fins of elasmobranchiate fishes. See cut under ptorygium
- n. Same as radial, n. . See hypercoracoid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The bone or cartilage of the carpus which articulates with the radius and corresponds to the scaphoid bone in man.
- n. (Zoöl.) Radial plates in the calyx of a crinoid.
“The Radial Collateral Ligament (ligamentum collaterale carpi radiale; external lateral ligament) (Fig. 335).”
“The Radial Collateral Ligament (ligamentum collaterale radiale; external lateral ligament) (Fig. 330).”
“In the wrist there are two small bones (the radiale and ulnare) which serve an important purpose in joining the forearm with what is known as the hand, and make possible the specialized movement of the two parts upon each other.”
“Plectropterus gambensis, the Spur-winged goose, the spur is an extension of the radiale: one of the two distal carpal bones [”
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