Definition of volar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvōlər/


Relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot.
Example sentences
  • In the 19 cases with a second tendon, the aberrant tendon inserted into the tendon of abductor pollicis brevis in 12 cases, inserted onto the trapezium in six, and joined the volar carpal ligament in one.
  • The flexor sheath is a membranous structure, which surrounds the flexor tendons from the metacarpal neck to the volar plate of the distal interphalangeal joint and is attached longitudinally to the underlying bony structures.
  • Cysts are self evident, being soft and ballotable, and occur along the dorsal and volar aspects of the wrist.


Early 19th century: from Latin vola 'hollow of hand or foot' + -ar1.

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Syllabification: vo·lar

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