thenar

[ thee-nahr ]

nounAnatomy.
  1. the fleshy mass of the outer side of the palm of the hand.

  2. the fleshy prominence or ball of muscle at the base of the thumb.

adjective
  1. of or relating to the thenar.

Origin of thenar

1
1665–75; <New Latin <Greek thénar palm of hand or sole of foot

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thenar

/ (ˈθiːnɑː) anatomy /


noun
  1. the palm of the hand

  2. the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb

adjective
  1. of or relating to the palm or the region at the base of the thumb

Origin of thenar

1
C17: via New Latin from Greek; related to Old High German tenar palm of the hand

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