hypothenar

noun
hy·​po·​the·​nar | \ hīˈpäthə|ˌnär, |nər, ¦hīpə¦thē| \

Definition of hypothenar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the hypothenar eminence

hypothenar

adjective
variants: or less commonly hypothenal \ -​thənᵊl , -​thēn-​ \

Definition of hypothenar (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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History and Etymology for hypothenar

Noun

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 3 Jul. 2022.

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