thenar

thenar

[thee-nahr]
noun Anatomy.
1.
the fleshy mass of the outer side of the palm of the hand.
2.
the fleshy prominence or ball of muscle at the base of the thumb.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the thenar.

Origin:
1665–75; < Neo-Latin < Greek thénar palm of hand or sole of foot

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thenar (ˈθiːnɑː)
 
n
1.  the palm of the hand
2.  the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
 
adj
3.  of or relating to the palm or the region at the base of the thumb
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek; related to Old High German tenar palm of the hand]

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thenar the·nar (thē'när', -nər)
n.
The fleshy mass on the palm at the base of the thumb. Also called thenar prominence. adj.
Of or relating to the thenar.

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