Etymology
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carpus (n.)

"wrist, wrist-joint, bones of the wrist," 1670s, from Modern Latin carpus, from Greek karpos "wrist," which is probably related to Germanic verbs for "turn, revolve" (see wharf).

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Definitions of carpus

carpus (n.)
a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones;
Synonyms: wrist / wrist joint / radiocarpal joint / articulatio radiocarpea
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