thenar

adjective

the·​nar ˈthē-ˌnär How to pronounce thenar (audio)
-nər
: of, relating to, involving, or constituting the ball of the thumb or the intrinsic musculature of the thumb

Examples of thenar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If this was somewhat unclear, a postbox of the committee is assumed to be a thenar burma. Jay Pilgreen, Kansas City Star, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, palm of the hand, from Greek; akin to Old High German tenar palm of the hand

First Known Use

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thenar was circa 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Thenar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thenar. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

thenar

adjective
the·​nar ˈthē-ˌnär How to pronounce thenar (audio) -nər How to pronounce thenar (audio)
: of, relating to, involving, or constituting the thenar eminence or the thenar muscles
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