wrist - Wiktionary

Jan 13, 2020 · (anatomy) The complex joint between forearm bones, carpus, and metacarpals where the hand is attached to the arm; the carpus in a narrow sense.· (engineering) A stud or pin which forms a journal.··(ice hockey) to hit a wrist shot…

Carpal bones - Wikipedia

The carpal bones are the eight small bones that make up the wrist (or carpus) that connects the hand to the forearm.The term "carpus" is derived from the Latin carpus and the Greek καρπός (karpós), meaning "wrist". In human anatomy, the main role of the wrist is to facilitate effective positioning of the hand and powerful use of the extensors and flexors of the forearm, and the mobility ...FMA: 23889…

Wrist anatomy Britannica

Wrist, complex joint between the five metacarpal bones of the hand and the radius and ulna bones of the forearm. The wrist is composed of eight or nine small, short bones (carpal bones) roughly arranged in two rows. The wrist is also made up of several component joints: the distal radioulnar joint,…