carpopedal

Relating to the wrist and the foot, or the hands and feet; denoting especially c. spasm. [G. karpos, wrist, + L. pes (ped-), foot]

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car·po·ped·al (kahr″po-pedґəl) [carpus + pedal] pertaining to or affecting the carpus and the foot, or the hand and the foot; as carpopedal spasm.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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