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carpal tendinous sheaths


Definition: tendon sheaths occurring in relation to the wrist, allowing tendons to slide freely across the bones and bony formations of the wrist as they are held in place by the flexor and extensor retinacula.

Synonym(s): vaginae tendinum carpalesTA

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