Palmar vs Planar - What's the difference?

palmar | planar |

As a proper noun palmar

is .

As an adjective planar is

of or pertaining to a plane.




(en adjective)
  • (anatomy, not comparable) Of or pertaining to the palm of the hand or comparable appendage
  • * {{quote-news, 1988, May 20, Jack Clark, Touch of Death, Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage="A latent print on the palmar surface of our hands and the plantar surfaces of our foot is a scan that is entirely different from the scan on the rest of our bodies. }}
  • (anatomy, and, medicine) In the direction of the palm
  • * {{quote-book, 2002, John Gray Seiler, Essentials of Hand Surgery citation
  • , passage= The long and ring superficialis tendons lie more palmar than the index and small.}}
  • (zoology) Of or relating to the underside of the wings of birds.
  • Antonyms

    * (toward the palmar surface) dorsal


    * volar

    See also

    * plantar * ventral




    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to a plane.
  • A planar projection of a three-dimensional object is its projection onto a plane.
  • Flat, two-dimensional.
  • (graph theory, of a graph) Able to be embedded in the plane with no edges intersecting.
  • A complete graph with more than four nodes is never planar .
  • (transistor chip, semiconductor devices) Having a flat profile, not etched into a mesa.
  • Derived terms

    * antiplanar * nonplanar * synplanar