Pronunciation: (kär"pu-met"u-kär'pus, -met'u-kär"-), [key]
—pl. -piPronunciation: (-pī). [key] Ornith.
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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