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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

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

index finger

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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Composites were seen in next higher frequency with majority of them in the thumb (57%) followed by index finger (23%) and were at least seen in little finger (2.
The fetal ring finger has many receptors for both hormones on it, and the index finger has fewer receptors.
Cambridge University scientists found that financial traders whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers generally make the most money.
Although no women took part in the study, the findings would also be relevant to women with longer ring fingers than index fingers, he added.
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.
When I tested the theory on a fit colleague of mine, we discovered her ring finger was slightly shorter than her index finger.
Purple index fingers raised high in Iraq symbolize the victory of good over evil, of egalitarianism over inequality, and of a freed people over terrorism and fascism.
People whose ring and index fingers are close to the same length make better navigators, according to the research.
Scientists have discovered that top players are more likely to have longer ring fingers than index fingers.