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: the hypothenar eminence


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variants or less commonly hypothenal
: of, relating to, or constituting the prominent part of the palm of the hand above the base of the little finger or a corresponding part in the forefoot of an animal

Word History



New Latin, from Greek, hypothenar of the hand, from hypo- + thenar

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“Hypothenar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypothenar. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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