pincer grasp


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pin·cer grasp

(pin'sĕr grasp)
A grasp pattern emerging in the 10th-12th month whereby a small object is held between the distal pads of the opposed thumb and index or middle finger. The metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints of the index finger are slightly flexed, whereas the distal interphalangeal joint is extended.

pin·cer grasp

(pin'sĕr grasp)
A grasp pattern emerging in the 10th-12th month whereby a small object is held between the distal pads of the opposed thumb and index or middle finger.
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His pincer grasp is not well developed, so the therapist suggested that he practice with Cheerios and small blocks.