oblique headmedical dictionary

Head of origin which is diagonally situated. Nomina Anatomica lists oblique heads (caput obliquum...) of the following: 1) adductor hallucis muscle (... Musculi adductoris hallucis ); 2) adductor pollicis muscle (... Musculi adductoris pollicis ).

Synonyms: caput obliquum.

(05 Mar 2000)