thenar

adjective
the·​nar | \ ˈthē-ˌnär How to pronounce thenar (audio) , -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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The first known use of thenar was circa 1857

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“Thenar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thenar. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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thenar

adjective
the·​nar | \ ˈthē-ˌnär How to pronounce thenar (audio) , -nər How to pronounce thenar (audio) \

Medical Definition of thenar

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

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