The fleshy mass at the base of the thumb

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  • thénar — [ tenar ] n. m. • tenar XVIe; gr. thenar « paume » ♦ Anat. Thénar, ou en appos. éminence thénar : saillie formée sur la paume de la main par les muscles courts du pouce. ⇒ hypothénar. ● thénar adjectif (grec thenar, paume) Éminence …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Thenar — The nar, n. (Anat.) (a) The palm of the hand. (b) The prominence of the palm above the base of the thumb; the thenar eminence; the ball of the thumb. Sometimes applied to the corresponding part of the foot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thenar — [thē′när΄] n. [ModL < Gr < IE base * dhen , palm of the hand, level place > DEN] 1. the palm of the hand or, sometimes, the sole of the foot 2. the bulge at the base of the thumb adj. of a thenar …   English World dictionary

  • Thenar — (gr.), 1) alte Benennung der abziehenden Muskeln des Daumens od. der großen Zehe; 2 auch die hohle Hand u. Fußfläche …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thenar — Thenar, der Daumenballen (s. Ballen) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thénar — Éminence thénar L éminence thénar est une saillie musculaire arrondie à la partie antéro supérieure de la main, sous le pouce Elle est constituée de quatre muscles : l adducteur du pouce, innervé par le nerf ulnaire, permet l adduction du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thenar — Term applied to any structure in relation with the base of the thumb or its underlying collective components. SYN: thenal. See t. eminence. [G. the palm of the hand] * * * the·nar thē .när, nər adj of, relating to, involving, or constituting the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Thenar — Thenal The nal, Thenar The nar, a. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thenar; corresponding to thenar; palmar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thenar — Handfläche des Menschen Die Muskeln des Thenars sind links (radial) zu sehen. Der Thenar ist ein an der daumenseitigen Handfläche gelegener Muskelwulst der Mittelhand. Enthalten sind folgende Daumenmuskeln: Musculus abductor pollicis brevis,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • thenar — /thee nahr/, n. Anat. 1. the fleshy mass of the outer side of the palm of the hand. 2. the fleshy prominence or ball of muscle at the base of the thumb. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the thenar. [1665 75; < NL < Gk thénar palm of hand or sole of… …   Universalium

  • thenar — the•nar [[t]ˈθi nɑr[/t]] n. 1) anat. the palm of the hand 2) anat. the fleshy prominence at the base of the thumb 3) of or pertaining to the thenar • Etymology: 1665–75; < NL < Gk thénar palm, sole …   From formal English to slang

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