opponens

noun
op·po·nens | \ə-ˈpō-ˌnenz \
plural opponentes\ˌäp-ə-ˈnen-(ˌ)tēz \ or opponens

Medical Definition of 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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