CARPAL AGE

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n. a person's anatomical age as can be estimated from the carpal (wrist) bones based on their degree of ossification. As to number, at age 1, a child has one carpal bone to show. There are two at age 2, and so forth until the age of 8.

CARPAL AGE: "Carpal age is an indication of bone age based on the degree of ossification."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CARPAL AGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/carpal-age/ (accessed June 29, 2022).

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