hypothenar

[ hahy-poth-uh-nahr, -ner, hahy-puh-thee-ner ]
/ haɪˈpɒθ əˌnɑr, -nər, ˌhaɪ pəˈθi nər /
Anatomy

noun

the fleshly prominence on the palm at the base of the little finger.

adjective

of, relating to, or situated on the hypothenar.

Origin of hypothenar

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

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

Medical definitions for hypothenar

hypothenar
[ hī′pō-thēnär′, -nər, hī-pŏthə- ]

n.

The fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm.antithenar

Other words from hypothenar

hy′po•thenar adj.
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