thenar

adjective
the·nar | \ ˈthē-ˌnär , -nər \

Definition of thenar 

: of, relating to, involving, or constituting the ball of the thumb or the intrinsic musculature of the thumb

First Known Use of thenar

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thenar

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

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thenar

adjective
the·nar | \ ˈthē-ˌnär , -nər \

Medical Definition of thenar 

: of, relating to, involving, or constituting the thenar eminence or the thenar muscles

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