pal·​mar ˈpal-mər How to pronounce palmar (audio)
ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmar (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving the palm of the hand

Examples of palmar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, just zapping fingers doesn’t provide a way of getting those signals to show up just on the bottom (palmar) side of the fingers, rather than the top (dorsal) side, which is where the signal is originating. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Apr. 2023 The backhanded stimulation technique works because your palm and finger pads are way, way more sensitive than the backs of your hands, thanks to about 60 times more mechanoreceptors on the palmar side. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Apr. 2023 Design Most carpal tunnel braces are made with a rigid insert along the palmar side of the brace, says Wu, to keep the wrist in a neutral position. Sarah Bradley, Verywell Health, 14 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palmar was in 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Palmar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


: of, relating to, or involving the palm of the hand
palmar surfaces
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