- The proximal segment (the near part) of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts. The eight carpal bones are arranged in two rows and articulate (come together to form a joint) proximally (on their near ends) with the long bones of the forearm — the radius and, indirectly, with the ulna — and distally (on their far ends) with the five metacarpal bones that make up the palm's infrastructure.
* * *The proximal segment of the hand consisting of the carpal bones and the associated soft parts. SYN: carpus (1) [TA]. [A.S. w. joint, ankle joint]- w.-drop paralysis of the extensors of the w. and fingers; most often caused by lesion of the radial nerve. SYN: carpoptosis, carpoptosia, drop hand.* * *Washington Radiation for In-stent Restenosis Trial
* * *wrist 'rist n the joint or the region of the joint between the human hand and the arm or a corresponding part on a lower animal
* * *n.1. the joint between the forearm and hand. It consists of the proximal bones of the carpus, which articulate with the radius and ulna.2. the whole region of the wrist joint, including the carpus and lower parts of the radius and ulna.
* * *(rist) 1. carpus, defs. 1 and 3. 2. articulatio radiocarpalis.
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Wrist — Wrist, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
wrist — wrist; wrist·band; wrist·bone; wrist·drop; wrist·er; wrist·let; wrist·lock; wrist·watch; wrist·work; … English syllables
wrist — [rist] n. [ME < OE < base of wræstan, to twist, WREST] 1. the joint or part of the arm between the hand and the forearm; carpus 2. the corresponding part in an animal 3. the part of a sleeve, glove, etc. that covers the wrist 4. WRIST PIN ☆ … English World dictionary
wrist — (n.) O.E. wrist, from P.Gmc. *wristiz (Cf. O.N. rist instep, O.Fris. wrist, M.Du. wrist, Ger. Rist back of the hand, instep ), from P.Gmc. *wrig , *wreik to turn (see WRY (Cf. wry)). The notion is the turning joint … Etymology dictionary
wrist — S3 [rıst] n [: Old English;] the part of your body where your hand joins your arm on/around your wrist ▪ She had a gold watch on her wrist … Dictionary of contemporary English
wrist — [ rıst ] noun count ** the part of your body between your hand and your arm: He looked at the gold watch on his wrist. a. slash your wrists to cut your wrists, especially in order to hurt or kill yourself … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
wrist|y — «RIHS tee», adjective. performed by flexure of the wrist; marked by or skilled in wristwork: »wristy shots or strokes, a wristy play … Useful english dictionary
wrist — ► NOUN ▪ the joint connecting the hand with the forearm. ORIGIN Old English, probably related to WRITHE(Cf. ↑writhe) … English terms dictionary
wrist|er — «RIHS tuhr», noun. U.S. Dialect. a wristlet … Useful english dictionary
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