abductor muscle of little finger


n.

A muscle with origin from the pisiform bone and pisohamate ligament, with insertion into the medial side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the little finger, with nerve supply from the ulnar nerve, and whose action abducts and flexes the little finger.

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