from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or near the carpus.
  • n. A bone of the carpus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the eight bones of the wrist (carpus).
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the carpus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the carpus or wrist.
  • In entomology, pertaining to the carpus or pterostigma of an insect's wing.
  • n. Any one of the bones of the wrist or carpus; a carpale.
  • n. In ichthyology, same as actinost.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  • adj. of or relating to the wrist


New Latin carpālis, from Greek karpos, wrist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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    September 19, 2008

  • It's nice to have a carpal on long roadtrips.

    September 19, 2008