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Definition of Palmar

Palmar: Pertaining to the palm (the grasping side) of the hand. The ancient Romans used the word "palma" for the outstretched palm of the hand.

By comparison, the term "volar" applies to both the palm and sole. It comes from word "vola" which the Romans used for "the palm of the hand and the sole of the foot."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9903
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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