Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 26 On the Metacarpus

The term “postbrachial” is preferable

The part of the hand that goes from the carpus to the root of the fingers (I, II, III, IIII in figs. 1 and 2, ch. 25, G in the skeletons) [ossa metacarpi] is what the Greeks called metaka/rpion; 2 Celsus and a large number of translators of the Greeks called it the palm. 3 Still others call it the comb, pecten, and sometimes the pectus. 4 But because the word “palm” is more widely known and most writers include the carpus in the palm, and for others “palm” means the same thing as vola, 5 and since the names pecten, pectus, and sth/qoj are also equally accepted for the metatarsus 6 of the foot, I have so far called the metaka/rpion “postbrachial.”



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 26 On the Metacarpus