Definition of telemetacarpal in English:

telemetacarpal

adjective

Zoology
  • Having vestiges only of the distal portion of the first and fifth metacarpals, as characteristic of deer of the subfamily Capreolinae.

Origin

Late 19th century. From tele- + metacarpal, with the combining form apparently showing the meaning ‘at a distance’ or perhaps ‘at the end’.

Pronunciation

telemetacarpal

/ˌtɛlɪˌmɛtəˈkɑːpl/