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hypothenar

[ hahy-poth-uh-nahr, -ner, hahy-puh-thee-ner ]
/ haɪˈpɒθ əˌnɑr, -nər, ˌhaɪ pəˈθi nər /
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noun
the fleshly prominence on the palm at the base of the little finger.
adjective
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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How to use hypothenar in a sentence

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

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