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Palmer (/ˈpɑːlmər/), a term with multiple meanings in the medical field, is often used to refer to the palm of the hand. The term has its roots in the Old French palme, which is derived from the Latin palma, meaning "palm of the hand".


The term "Palmer" is derived from the Old French palme, which in turn comes from the Latin palma. The Latin term was used to refer to the palm of the hand, and this meaning has been carried over into modern English.

Related Terms

  • Palmar Grasp Reflex: An automatic response in newborns, where they will grasp any object placed in their palm.
  • Palmar Erythema: A condition characterized by redness of the palms.
  • Palmar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the connective tissue in the palm of the hand.
  • Palmar Fibromatosis: A condition characterized by the formation of fibrous nodules and cords in the palm of the hand, leading to contractures.
  • Palmar Crease: The lines present on the palm of the hand.
  • Palmar Surface: The front, or palm-side, of the hand.


The term "Palmer" is pronounced as /ˈpɑːlmər/.


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