opposer muscle of thumb n.
A muscle with origin from the trapezium bone and the flexor retinaculum, with insertion into the first metacarpal bone, with nerve supply from the median nerve, and whose actction allows the thumb to move in a direction in contrast to that of the other fingers.
[uh-pohz] /əˈpoʊz/ verb (used with object), opposed, opposing. 1. to act against or provide resistance to; combat. 2. to stand in the way of; hinder; obstruct. 3. to set as an or adversary. 4. to be hostile or adverse to, as in opinion: to oppose a resolution in a debate. 5. to set as an […]
[op-uh-zit, -sit] /ˈɒp ə zɪt, -sɪt/ adjective 1. situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing: opposite ends of a room. 2. contrary or radically different in some respect common to both, as in nature, qualities, direction, […]
noun 1. counterpart; equivalent: New members with an interest in folk art will find their opposite numbers in the association’s directory. noun 1. a person holding an equivalent and corresponding position on another side or situation
- Opposite-sex marriage
[mar-ij] /ˈmær ɪdʒ/ noun 1. (broadly) any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including, for example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage: […]