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volar1

[voh-ler] /ˈvoʊ lər/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin vol(a) palm of hand, sole of foot + -ar1

volar2

[voh-ler] /ˈvoʊ lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or used for flight.
Origin
1830-40; < Latin vol(āre) to fly + -ar1
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Examples from the web for volar
  • The dorsal and volar surfaces are rough for the attachment of ligaments, the former being the larger of the two.
  • The middle third of the volar border is indistinct and rounded.
  • Promising results have been reported after volar locked plating of unstable dorsally displaced fractures of the distal radius.
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volar

/ˈvəʊlə/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
Word Origin
C19: from Latin vola hollow of the hand, palm, sole of the foot
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Word Origin and History for volar
adj.

1814, from Latin vola "the hollow of a hand or foot."

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