extensor pollicis brevis

noun

extensor pol·​li·​cis brev·​is -ˈpäl-ə-səs-ˈbrev-əs How to pronounce extensor pollicis brevis (audio) -ˈpäl-ə-kəs- How to pronounce extensor pollicis brevis (audio)
: a muscle that arises from the dorsal surface of the radius, extends the first phalanx of the thumb, and adducts the hand

Dictionary Entries Near extensor pollicis brevis

Cite this Entry

“Extensor pollicis brevis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/extensor%20pollicis%20brevis. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!