- the fleshy mass of the outer side of the palm of the hand.
- the fleshy prominence or ball of muscle at the base of the thumb.
- of or relating to the thenar.
Origin of thenar
1665–75; < New Latin < Greek thénar palm of hand or sole of foot
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In the ox and the horse we meet with no vestige of the muscles of the thenar or hypothenar eminences.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
- the palm of the hand
- the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
- of or relating to the palm or the region at the base of the thumb
Word Origin for thenar
C17: via New Latin from Greek; related to Old High German tenar palm of the hand
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- The fleshy mass on the palm at the base of the thumb.thenar prominence
- Of or relating to the thenar.
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