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Meaning of carpometacarpus

car•po•met•a•car•pus

Pronunciation: (kär"pu-met"u-kär'pus, -met'u-kär"-), [key]
— pl. -pi
  1. the bone of a bird's wing formed by fusion of the carpal and metacarpal bones.
  2. the part of the wing supported by this bone.
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