Pronunciation: (kär'pus), [key]
—pl. -piPronunciation: (-pī). [key] Anat.
1. the part of the upper extremity between the hand and the forearm; wrist.
2. the wrist bones collectively; the group of bones between the bones of the hand and the radius. See diag. under skeleton.
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