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A.Word.A.Day--thenarPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
thenar (THEE-nahr) noun
The fleshy mass on the palm of the hand at the base of the thumb.
Of or relating to the thenar.
[Greek, palm of the hand.]
"To be more specific, `The little fingers are only required to make a small number of easy flexion movements, and the thumbs are always resting above thenar support in a reference thumb surface,' explained Mr. (Benjamin) Rossen." Bournellis, Cynthia, Can new keyboard stop the aches? Electronic News, 16 Jun 1997.
This week's theme: words for everyday things and anatomical features.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher (1803-1882)