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opponens digiti minimi (muscle)


Definition: hypothenar muscle of palm; origin, hamulus of the hamate bone and transverse carpal ligament; insertion, shaft of fifth metacarpal; action, “cups” palm, drawing ulnar side of hand toward center of palm; nerve supply, ulnar.

Synonym(s): musculus opponens digiti minimiTA, musculus opponens digiti quinti, musculus opponens minimi digiti, opposer (muscle) of little finger

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