Definition of carpus in English:
noun (plural carpi /-ˌpī, -ˌpē/)
The group of small bones between the main part of the forelimb and the metacarpus in terrestrial vertebrates. The eight bones of the human carpus form the wrist and part of the hand, and are arranged in two rows.
- Interestingly, Williston's description of the carpus depicts a near identical pattern of ossification.
- The carpus of Archaeopteryx is represented as having three carpal elements, but it has four.
- Starting at the ground surface of the foot, an imaginary dot is placed on the toe, coronary band, fetlock, top of cannon bone, carpus, top of carpus and top of forearm.
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