Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hypothenar”

hypothenar

adjective     /ˌhaɪ.pəʊˈθiː.nər/ US  /ˌhɑɪ.pəˈθiː.nər/ specialized
relating to the three muscles in the palm of the hand that control the movement of the little fingerSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of hypothenar adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of hypothenar

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More