Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or near the carpus.
  • noun A bone of the carpus.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the angle at the last joint of the folded wing of a bird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy Any of the eight bones of the wrist (carpus).
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the carpus.

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

  • noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  • adjective of or relating to the wrist

Etymologies

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

[New Latin carpālis, from Greek karpos, wrist.]

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

    September 19, 2008

  • CAAAARRRRRRPAL!!

    September 19, 2008