Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or corresponding to the palm of the hand or an animal's paw: palmar folds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the palm of the hand or comparable appendage
  • adj. In the direction of the palm
  • adj. Of or relating to the underside of the wings of birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or corresponding with, the palm of the hand.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the under side of the wings of birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to the palma or palm of the hand, or to the corresponding part of the fore foot of a quadruped.
  • Superfical; the continuation of the ulnar artery in the palm, forming an arch opposite the anterior border of the thumb, convex distally. It gives off the digital arteries.
  • Deep: a somewhat specialized sheet of fascia into which the tendon of the palmaris longus expands in the palm, continuous with the fascial sheaths of the fingers, confining the subjacent muscles, etc. and serving as a flexor tendon. See cuts under muscle.
  • n. An anatomical structure, as a muscle, contained in or connected with the palm: as, the long and short palmars. See palmaris.
  • n. In zoology, one of the joints or ossicles of the branches of a crinoid which succeed the brachials; one of the joints of the fourth order, or of a division of the brachials; a palmare.
  • n. In the crinoids, according to both Carpenter's and Wachmuth and Springer's terminology, one of the plates of the arms or brachia which are of the third order of branching, situated beyond the distichal and within the postpalmars. They are the same as the third brachials in Bather's terminology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot

Etymologies

Latin palmaris. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Palmar Skin - Palmar skin is attached to a sheet of tissue called the palmar fascia that underlies it by septa.

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  • According to the medical team, this thickening, known as palmar fascitis, could be linked to cancer and further tests revealed an ovarian mass that, happily, was successfully treated with chemotherapy.

    Healthbolt

  • "Navicular disease or navicular syndrome, which is more correctly termed palmar foot pain syndrome, accounts for one-third of all chronic forelimb lameness in horses.

    Horsetalk.co.nz Headlines

  • The clinical findings ofnevoid basal cell carcinomasyndrome (NBCCS) can vary greatly within a family, with some affected individuals having only palmar or plantar pits, while others develop keratocysts, basal cell carcinomas, or more extensive manifestations.

    Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome

  • They may include a single transverse palmar crease (a single instead of a double crease across one or both palms, also called the Simian crease), an almond shape to the eyes caused by an epicanthic fold of the eyelid, upslanting palpebral fissures, shorter limbs, poor muscle tone, a larger than normal space between the big and second toes, and protruding tongue.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Sickest tongue I have ever seen

  • All of which is to say that I have, after some years of being wart-free, developed a small one on my left thumb, near the distal joint, palmar side.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • This can greatly help reduce plantar sweat and since I believe the systems are linked - palmar as well

    Treat Sweaty Palms And Feet With Black Tea | Lifehacker Australia

  • I suffer from palmar hyperhydrosis and it drives me absolutely nuts, especially during the summer.

    Treat Sweaty Palms And Feet With Black Tea | Lifehacker Australia

  • Palmer tubercles comparatively smaller, inner palmar tubercle separated from outer palmer tubercle (vs. other relatives posses palmer tubercles comparatively large, inner palmer tubercle connected with outer palmar tubercle).

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The depression, pressure, haemodynamic theories require only expansion and contraction of the palmar aspect of the foot, where the suspension theory requires three dimensional distortion of the cartilages and palmar aspect of the foot.

    Ed Ltd | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

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