HyperDic: metacarpophalangeal_joint

English > 1 sense of the expression metacarpophalangeal joint:
NOUNbodymetacarpophalangeal joint, knuckle, knuckle jointa joint of a finger when the fist is closed
English > metacarpophalangeal joint: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA joint of a finger when the fist is closed.
Synonymsknuckle, knuckle joint
Part offingerAny of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
Broadersynovial joint, articulatio synovialis, diarthrosisA joint so articulated as to move freely
Spanishartejo, nudillo, nudillos

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