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thumb

 [thum]
the radial or first digit of the hand; it has only two phalanges and is apposable to the four fingers of the hand.
tennis thumb tendinitis of the tendon of the long flexor muscle of the thumb, with calcification.

thumb

(thŭmb), [TA]
The first digit on the radial side of the hand.
Synonym(s): pollex [TA], digitus (manus) primus [I] [I]* ☆ , first finger
[A.S. thuma]

pollex

/pol·lex/ (pol´eks) pl. pol´lices   [L.] the thumb.
pollex val´gus  deviation of the thumb toward the ulnar side.
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(A), Pollex valgus; (B), pollex varus.
pollex va´rus  deviation of the thumb toward the radial side.
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(A), Pollex valgus; (B), pollex varus.

pollex

(pŏl′ĕks′)
n. pl. pollices (pŏl′ĭ-sēz′)
See thumb.

pollex

[pol′eks] pl. pollices
Etymology: L
1 the thumb.
2 the big toe.

thumb

(thŭm) [TA]
The first digit on the radial side of the hand.
Synonym(s): pollex [TA] .
[A.S. thuma]

pollex

[L.] thumb.
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