abductor pollicis brevis

noun
abductor pol·​li·​cis brev·​is | \ -ˌpäl-ə-səs-ˈbrev-əs How to pronounce abductor pollicis brevis (audio) , -ə-kəs- How to pronounce abductor pollicis brevis (audio) \

Medical Definition of abductor pollicis brevis

: a thin flat muscle of the hand that abducts the thumb at right angles to the plane of the palm

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“Abductor pollicis brevis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/abductor%20pollicis%20brevis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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