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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wrist mean? 

WRIST (noun)
  The noun WRIST has 1 sense:

1. a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

  Familiarity information: WRIST used as a noun is very rare.

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WRIST (noun)

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A joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

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Nouns denoting body parts


articulatio radiocarpea; carpus; radiocarpal joint; wrist; wrist joint

Hypernyms ("wrist" is a kind of...):

articulatio plana; gliding joint (a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions)

Meronyms (parts of "wrist"):

carpal; carpal bone; wrist bone (any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates)

carpal tunnel (a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass)

Holonyms ("wrist" is a part of...):

arm (a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb)

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