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thenar

[thee-nahr] /ˈθi nɑr/
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 relating to the thenar.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < New Latin < Greek thénar palm of hand or sole of foot
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British Dictionary definitions for thenar

thenar

/ˈθiːnɑː/
noun
1.
the palm of the hand
2.
the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
adjective
3.
of or relating to the palm or the region at the base of the thumb
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek; related to Old High German tenar palm of the hand
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thenar in Medicine

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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