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volar1

[voh-ler]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot.
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Origin of volar1

1805–15; < Latin vol(a) palm of hand, sole of foot + -ar1

volar2

[voh-ler]
adjective
  1. pertaining to or used for flight.
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Origin of volar2

1830–40; < Latin vol(āre) to fly + -ar1
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Historical Examples

  • There is volar flexion of the phalanges when the subject is at rest.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Volar flexion of the phalanges relieves tension on the parts; therefore, this position is assumed while the subject is at rest.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Volar flexion in a sufficient degree to relax the inflamed structures is always evident.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • In other subjects, while able to stand and walk, great difficulty is experienced because of volar flexion of the phalanges.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Wouldn't that same question arise if it went through the volar aspect and exited through the dorsal aspect?

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for volar

volar

adjective
  1. anatomy of or relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin vola hollow of the hand, palm, sole of the foot
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Word Origin and History for volar

adj.

1814, from Latin vola "the hollow of a hand or foot."

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