Definition of opponens hallucis in US English:

opponens hallucis


Anatomy Zoology
  • A muscle of the foot corresponding to the opponens pollicis of the hand, best developed in certain apes and monkeys and seldom distinguished as a separate muscle in humans.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin opponens hallucis from classical Latin oppōnēns + scientific Latin hallucis, genitive singular of hallux great toe.


opponens hallucis

/əˌpəʊnənz ˈhaluːsɪs/