noun, plural met·a·car·pi [met-uh–kahr-pahy] /ˌmɛt əˈkɑr paɪ/. Anatomy.
- the part of a hand or forelimb, especially of its bony structure, included between the wrist, or carpus, and the fingers, or phalanges.
noun plural -pi (-paɪ)
- the skeleton of the hand between the wrist and the fingers, consisting of five long bones
- the corresponding bones in other vertebrates
n.1650s, Modern Latin, from Greek metakarpion, from meta- (see meta-) + karpos “wrist” (see carpus). Related: Metacarpal. n. pl. met•a•car•pi (-pī)
- The part of the hand that includes the five bones between the fingers and the wrist.