Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The carpal joint proper; the radiocarpal articulation, by which the hand as a whole moves upon the forearm: chiefly used as applied to man. See carpus, wrist, and radiocarpal articulation (under radiocarpal).

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Examples

  • The strokes of the hammer are directed mainly by the wrist-joint, because this leads to a good accuracy of aim.

    4. Operation and techniques of chipping

  • So, from just below the elbow he stripped the bone clean to the articulation of the wrist-joint, where his teeth met and my good right hand became his for an appetizer.

    The Princess

  • Its upper end is small, and forms only a small part of the elbow-joint; but its lower end is large, and forms the chief part of the wrist-joint.

    II. Osteology. 6a. 5. The Radius

  • The lateral surface is prolonged obliquely downward into a strong, conical projection, the styloid process, which gives attachment by its base to the tendon of the Brachioradialis, and by its apex to the radial collateral ligament of the wrist-joint.

    II. Osteology. 6a. 5. The Radius

  • These two articular surfaces are separated by a prominent ridge, to which the base of the triangular articular disk is attached; this disk separates the wrist-joint from the distal radioulnar articulation.

    II. Osteology. 6a. 5. The Radius

  • The line of attachment of the articular capsule of the wrist-joint is in blue.

    II. Osteology. 6a. 5. The Radius

  • The styloid process projects from the medial and back part of the bone; it descends a little lower than the head, and its rounded end affords attachment to the ulnar collateral ligament of the wrist-joint.

    II. Osteology. 6a. 4. The Ulna

  • Its upper extremity, of great thickness and strength, forms a large part of the elbow-joint; the bone diminishes in size from above downward, its lower extremity being very small, and excluded from the wrist-joint by the interposition of an articular disk.

    II. Osteology. 6a. 4. The Ulna

  • The head presents an articular surface, part of which, of an oval or semilunar form, is directed downward, and articulates with the upper surface of the triangular articular disk which separates it from the wrist-joint; the remaining portion, directed lateralward, is narrow, convex, and received into the ulnar notch of the radius.

    II. Osteology. 6a. 4. The Ulna

  • The wrist-joint is an example of this form of articulation.

    III. Syndesmology. 3. Classification of Joints

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