opponens

noun

op·​po·​nens ə-ˈpō-ˌnenz How to pronounce opponens (audio)
plural opponentes ˌäp-ə-ˈnen-(ˌ)tēz How to pronounce opponens (audio) or opponens
: any of several muscles of the hand or foot that tend to draw one of the lateral digits across the palm or sole toward the others

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“Opponens.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/opponens. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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