The crease is most often referred to as a single palmar crease. The older term 'simian crease' is not used much anymore, since it tends to have a negative meaning (The word 'simian' refers to a monkey or ape). There are typically two creases in the palm, but in some people, only one crease is present. Human hands develop palmar creases in the womb close to the 12th week of gestation. The palm typically has 2 of these creases. However, occasionally, the horizontal creases join together to form a single transverse palmar crease (STPC). An STPC used to be called a simian crease, however, the term is no longer considered appropriate. A simian line or crease is a fusion of the head and heart line on the palm it is also referred to as a 'single transverse palmar crease.' In palmistry this implies a person who cannot distinguish between thoughts and feelings, it means intensity and the ability to put heart and mind into anything. It is possible to have a simian line on one hand and have the two split lines on the other. Subjects with a simian line in both hands appear inclined to have scores towards below average Cognitive Stability (= low Alpha); subjects with a simian line in the left hand appear inclined to have scores towards below average Cognitive Flexibility (= low Beta).
The Simian line (or also known as Simian crease or Simian fold) was named so, because monkeys often have this kind of line across their palm. But of course, for those of you who have this line it doesnt mean that he or she is less than human or not bright. It only indicates that the person may have a lot of inner struggle and may have a hard time living a tranquil life. This single transverse palmar crease exists when the head and heart lines appear to join together as one.
The purest form of simian line is the one that appears only one line which cuts across the palm. But of course it is also possible for a fragmentary head or heart line to be attached to this simian line in one way or another.
Many palmists misunderstood about the simian line. They feel that this line represents brutality and other animalistic tendencies, which is not true. People with simian lines are usually stubborn minded and have strong character. These people are either ruled by their head or heart. They view the world in black or white terms – very few of them are in gray areas. Owners of simian lines often have difficulty relaxing and usually have problems relating to others. These people may also have difficulty dealing with stress, or take things too personally.
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Simian Crease Meaning
simian creaseA dermatoglyphic pattern of a single deep transpalmar crease formed by fusion of proximal and distal palmar creases, which is classically seen in trisomy 21, but also in trisomies 13 and 9, and in foetal trimethadione syndrome. So called because of its verisimilitude to the same crease in monkeys.
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