index finger


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finger

 [fing´ger]
one of the five digits of the hand.
baseball finger mallet finger.
clubbed finger one affected by clubbing.
hammer finger mallet f.
index finger forefinger.
mallet finger partial permanent flexion of the terminal phalanx of a finger caused by a ball or other object striking the end or back of the finger, resulting in rupture of the attachment of the extensor tendon. Called also baseball or hammer finger.
webbed f's syndactyly of the fingers.

in·dex fin·ger

[TA]
the second finger (the thumb being counted as the first).
Synonym(s): digitus (manus) secundus [II] [II]* ☆ , forefinger, index (1) , second finger

index finger

n.
1. The finger next to the thumb.
2. The part of a glove that covers this finger. In both senses also called first finger, forefinger.

in·dex fing·er

(in'deks fing'gĕr) [TA]
The second finger (the thumb is being counted as the first).
Synonym(s): index (1) .

index finger

The finger adjacent to the thumb.
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Whorls were the second highest in frequency with one third of the whorls in the ring finger followed by index finger (24%) and thumb (19%) and were found in the least numbers in middle and ring finger (11%) as seen in Table 1.
The surprise shot will come from the combination of maintaining your solid index finger around the trigger, relaxing the other fingers so the pressure of the bow is transferred from the fingers to the wrist strap and finally pulling that rear elbow backwards.
From there, your right index finger forces the cylinder open and continues to exert pressure to lock the cylinder fully open.
Mackinnon originally developed this procedure for patients with arm injuries specifically damaging the nerves that provide the ability to flex the thumb and index finger.
To move the fly, I grasp my fly line between the thumb and index finger of my stripping hand immediately behind the index finger of my rod hand.
The greater the gap between a longer ring finger and a shorter index finger, the greater the likely impact of the hormone.
He said: "In men the ring finger tends to be slightly longer than the index finger and the difference in length is thought to be the result of testosterone exposure before birth.
Research led by The University of Warwick and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) found men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger were one-third less likely to develop the disease.
Less exposure to the sex hormone testosterone results in a longer index finger and may also protect against prostate cancer later in life.
It is known in this context that the index finger carries a symbolic meaning during the performance of the prayer and is pointed up before the end of prayer.
Mandal, 48, a resident of Faridabad and a driver by profession, broke his right hand's index finger in an accident on July 13.
Emergency services spent almost two hours trying to release the man, whose index finger of his right hand was stuck in the fuel filling cap of the car parked on North Hylton Road, Sunderland.