carpopedal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From carpo- +‎ pedal.

Adjective[edit]

carpopedal ‎(comparative more carpopedal, superlative most carpopedal)

  1. Pertaining to the hands and feet.
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 73:
      The doctor recalled classic hyperventilatory episodes being characterized by carpopedal spasms, and reminded himself to monitor the patient's hands and feet carefully during the interview for any signs of tetanic contraction […].