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hypothenar

[hahy-poth-uh-nahr, -ner, hahy-puh-thee-ner]Anatomy
noun
  1. the fleshly prominence on the palm at the base of the little finger.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or situated on the hypothenar.
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Origin of hypothenar

First recorded in 1700–10; hypo- + thenar
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Examples from the Web for hypothenar

Historical Examples

  • In the ox and the horse we meet with no vestige of the muscles of the thenar or hypothenar eminences.

    Artistic Anatomy of Animals

    douard Cuyer


hypothenar in Medicine

hypothenar

(hī′pō-thēnär′, -nər, hī-pŏthə-)
n.
  1. The fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm.antithenar
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Related formshy′po•thenar adj.
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