Definitions

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

  • adjective Relating to the metacarpus.
  • noun Any of the bones of the metacarpus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the six primary feathers of a bird's wing which are attached to the metacarpal bones.
  • Of or pertaining to the metacarpus or a metacarpal
  • noun One of the bones of the metacarpus.

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

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the metacarpus.

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

  • adjective Of the metacarpus.
  • noun Any of the bones of the metacarpus.

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

  • noun any bone of the hand between the wrist and fingers
  • adjective of or relating to the metacarpus

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Examples

  • That's actually in my hand, it's called the metacarpal bone.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2007

  • 'metacarpal' bones, and they carry the 'phalanges', or bones of the digits, of which there are two in the thumb, and three in each of the fingers.

    Lectures and Essays

  • 'metacarpal' bones, and they carry the 'phalanges', or bones of the digits, of which there are two in the thumb, and three in each of the fingers.

    On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals

  • Boozer fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand and will need surgery, the team said Sunday.

    Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls Agree To Contract Extension

  • "Chris Wright underwent successful surgery this morning for a break in the third metacarpal of his left non-shooting hand," Coach John Thompson III said in a statement released by the school.

    Chris Wright has surgery on broken left hand

  • We discovered that this raven's metacarpal bones, which are comparable to the bones in our own hands, had been smashed and had a giant hole in them -- possibly a gun shot -- but it was an old, completely healed injury.

    Livia McRee: A Tale of Two Ravens

  • We discovered that this raven's metacarpal bones, which are comparable to the bones in our own hands, had been smashed and had a giant hole in them -- possibly a gun shot -- but it was an old, completely healed injury.

    Livia McRee: A Tale of Two Ravens

  • Boozer fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand and will need surgery, the team said Sunday.

    Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls Agree To Contract Extension

  • We discovered that this raven's metacarpal bones, which are comparable to the bones in our own hands, had been smashed and had a giant hole in them -- possibly a gun shot -- but it was an old, completely healed injury.

    Livia McRee: A Tale of Two Ravens

  • We discovered that this raven's metacarpal bones, which are comparable to the bones in our own hands, had been smashed and had a giant hole in them -- possibly a gun shot -- but it was an old, completely healed injury.

    Livia McRee: A Tale of Two Ravens

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