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fibrous sheaths of digits of hand


Definition: fibrous sheaths of the digits of the hand, the tubular fibrous layers that enclose the synovial sheaths and the superficial and deep flexor tendons and the tendon of the flexor pollicis longus in their passage along their respective digits; they are composed of anular and cruciform parts.

Synonym(s): vaginae fibrosae digitorum manusTA, fibrous digital sheaths of hand

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