ETYM Old Eng. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, German rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. and Swed. vrist, and perhaps to Eng. writhe.
A joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones; SYN. carpus, wrist joint, radiocarpal joint, articulatio radiocarpea.
Joint linking the hand and forearm. It comprises part of the carpus that articulates with the radius and ulna.