WRIST, in anatomy, the carpus or carpal articulation in man, the joint by which the hand is articulated with the fore-arm (see ANATOMY: Superficial and Artistic; and SKELETON: Appendicular). The word means by origin " that which turns," and is formed from the 0. Eng. wridan, to twist.
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