OPPONENS MINIMI DIGITI
\ˈɒpə͡ʊnənz mˈɪnɪmˌi dɪd͡ʒˈiːti], \ˈɒpəʊnənz mˈɪnɪmˌi dɪdʒˈiːti], \ˈɒ_p_əʊ_n_ə_n_z m_ˈɪ_n_ɪ_m_ˌi d_ɪ_dʒ_ˈiː_t_i]\
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This muscle has the same shape and arrangement as the preceding, but is of less size. It is situate in the hypothenar eminence. Its fibres are inserted into the anterior annular ligament of the carpus, and terminate on the whole length of the inner edge of the 5th metacarpal bone. This muscle carries the 5th metacarpal bone forwards and outwards, and thus augments the concavity of the palm of the hand.
By Robley Dunglison