opponens


opponens
n. muscle of the hand; muscle of the foot

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Opponens — can refer to: Opponens digiti minimi muscle Opponens pollicis muscle This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to p …   Wikipedia

  • opponens — A name given to several muscles of the fingers or toes, by the action of which these digits are opposed to the others. The o. muscles of the hands act at the carpometacarpal joints, cupping the palm; this enables flexion at the… …   Medical dictionary

  • opponens — op|po̱nens [zu lat. opponere, oppositum = entgegenstellen]: entgegenstellend, gegenüberstellend; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus opponens pollicis …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • opponens — n. one of a group of muscles in the hand that bring the digits opposite to other digits. For example, the opponens pollicis is the principal muscle causing opposition of the thumb …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • opponens — op·po·nens …   English syllables

  • opponens — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Opponens digiti minimi muscle — The muscles of the thumb. (Opponens quinti digiti visible at center right.) …   Wikipedia

  • Opponens pollicis muscle — The muscles of the thumb …   Wikipedia

  • Opponens pollĭcis — Opponens pollĭcis, ein Daummuskel, s.u. Handmuskeln B) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • opponens digiti minimi — opponens dig·i·ti min·i·mi dij ə .tī min ə .mī n a triangular muscle of the hand that arises from the hamate and adjacent flexor retinaculum, is inserted along the ulnar side of the metacarpal of the little finger, and functions to abduct, flex,… …   Medical dictionary


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