- Pertaining to both the palm and sole. It comes from word "vola" which the ancient Romans used for "the palm of the hand and the sole of the foot." By comparison, the term "palm" applies to only the palm (the grasping side) of the hand. The Romans actually used the word "palma" for the outstretched palm of the hand.
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* * *vo·lar 'vō-lər, -.lär adj relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot specif located on the same side as the palm of the hand <the \volar part of the forearm>
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* * *vo·lar (voґlər) [L. volaris] pertaining to the palm or sole; see palmar and plantar.
Medical dictionary. 2011.