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carpal bones

 

Definition: eight bones arranged in two rows that articulate proximally with the radius and indirectly with the ulna, and distally with the five metacarpal bones; in domestic mammals, bones of the proximal row are called radial, intermediate, ulnar, and accessory, whereas distal row bones are termed first, second, third, and fourth carpal bones.

Synonym(s): carpus2TA, ossa carpiTA

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