volar

adjective

vo·​lar ˈvō-lər How to pronounce volar (audio)
-ˌlär
: relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
specifically : located on the same side as the palm of the hand

Example Sentences

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Word History

Etymology

Latin vola hollow in the palm of the hand or sole of the foot

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of volar was in 1814

Dictionary Entries Near volar

Cite this Entry

“Volar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volar. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

volar

adjective
vo·​lar ˈvō-lər How to pronounce volar (audio) -ˌlär How to pronounce volar (audio)
: relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
specifically : located on the same side as the palm of the hand
the volar part of the forearm
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