A metacarpal bone that distally_connected_to a proximal phalanx of manual digit 3[Automatically generated definition]. [ OBOL:automatic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_metacarpal_bone ]

Synonyms: 3 rd finger metacarpal bone metacarpal of third finger third finger metacarpal bone third metacarpal bone metacarpal bone of third finger 3 rd finger metacarpal metacarpal of hand digit 3 manual digit 3 metacarpus metacarpal bone of hand digit 3 metacarpal bone of 3 rd finger 3 rd digit of hand metacarpal metacarpal bone of 3 rd digit of hand metacarpal of 3 rd finger hand digit 3 metacarpal bone metacarpal of 3 rd digit of hand metacarpal III metacarpal bone digit 3 3 rd digit of hand metacarpal bone hand digit 3 metacarpal metacarpal 3 metacarpal bone of digit III finger 3 metacarpus third finger metacarpal

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Term information



external definition

The third metacarpal bone (metacarpal bone of the middle finger) is a little smaller than the second. The dorsal aspect of its base presents on its radial side a pyramidal eminence, the styloid process, which extends upward behind the capitate; immediately distal to this is a rough surface for the attachment of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. The carpal articular facet is concave behind, flat in front, and articulates with the capitate. On the radial side is a smooth, concave facet for articulation with the second metacarpal, and on the ulnar side two small oval facets for the fourth metacarpal[Wikipedia:Third_metacarpal_bone].

Dumb-bell-shaped bone of endochondral origin with cartilaginous epiphyses that articulates with carpal 3(2) proximally and with the proximal phalanx of digit III(II) distally.[AAO]

has narrow synonym

forelimb cannon bone

has related synonym

forelimb digit 3 metacarpus