• WordNet 3.6
    • adj palmar relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot "the volar surface","the palmar muscle"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Palmar (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the under side of the wings of birds.
    • Palmar (Anat) Pertaining to, or corresponding with, the palm of the hand.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palmar Pertaining or relating to the palma or palm of the hand, or to the corresponding part of the fore foot of a quadruped. The epithet is chiefly technical, in anatomy and zoology, and is correlated with planter; with reference to the hand, palmar is the opposite of dorsal.
    • palmar 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.
    • palmar 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 palmar An anatomical structure, as a muscle, contained in or connected with the palm: as, the long and short palmars. See palmaris.
    • n palmar 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 palmar 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Palmar relating to the palm of the hand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. palmaris, fr. palma, the palm of the hand: cf. F. palmaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. paume—L. palma, the palm of the hand; Gr. palamē.


In literature:

Let us now examine the three presentations of an open hand: its palmar, dorsal and digital aspect.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
I believe that had I incised freely and at once from the palmar surface, I would have been spared this unpleasant complication.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
The so-called "compound palmar ganglion" is a tuberculous disease of the tendon sheaths, and is described with diseases of tendon sheaths.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Thus it was that the inland site of Palmares, not far from present-day Anadia, was chosen.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
The condition affects the palmar surface of the fingers.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Superficial and deep palmar arches.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The natural hollow on the palmar aspect of the radius is filled up by the projection of the proximal fragment.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The lines on the palmar surfaces of the finger-tips are often of a simple nature as in the anthropoids.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
It is estimated that there are 20,000 of these papillae in a square inch of the palmar surface of the hand.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
E Golfito, KU 86399, USC 2757-8; Palmar Sur, KU 64591-608, USC 2650 (14), UU 3907-32; *1.5-2.5 km.
"Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group" by William E. Duellman

In news:

MONTELIBANO, Colombia — On a November morning, several drug runners sat down at a bar in the quiet hamlet of El Palmar.
To test this hypothesis we measured nitric-oxide synthesis from the skin of 14 healthy volunteers' hands after asking them to lick all over both dorsal and palmar surfaces and compared this with the effect of 0.9% saline.
New Test Method for Evaluating the Relative Effectiveness of Hand Hygiene Formulations Using the Palmar Surface and Mechanical Hand Sampling.
These include palmar peeling and nail separation.
Pallmer + Palmar + Add an Alternative.
Drummer Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses fame and his girlfriend, singer Ace Harper of Diamond Baby and Darling Stilettos celebrated Matt's 51st birthday at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in Mexico.
The Mets' Jose Reyes learned to play baseball on a field littered with avocado-sized rocks at the end of a dusty, potholed rural road in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic.