Definition of carpal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carpal

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BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpl//
 
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any of the eight small bones that form the wrist Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from carpus (from modern Latin, from Greek karpos ‘wrist’) + -al
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carpal

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