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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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After the surgery, the bicep still flexes the elbow, but a second muscle, called the brachialis, that used to also provide elbow flexion, now bends the thumb and index finger.
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Prof Manning said: "In many rugby players we found that the ring finger on the right hand was something like a centimetre longer than the index finger on the same hand.
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