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Medical Term:

common flexor sheath (of hand)


Definition: the synovial palmar carpal tendinous sheath that surrounds the eight tendons of the superficial and deep flexors of the digits of the hand as they pass through the carpal canal; it is commonly continuous with the synovial digital sheath of the little finger.

Synonym(s): vagina communis tendinum musculorum flexorum (manus)TA, ulnar bursa

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