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lit·tle fin·ger

[TA]
the little or fifth finger.
Synonym(s): digitus (manus) minimus [TA], digitus auricularis, digitus (manus) quintus [V], fifth finger

little finger

n.
1. The smallest finger of the human hand; the last finger as counted from the thumb.
2. The part of a glove that covers this finger.
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However, in these flaps, the ulnar palmar digital artery is ligated and circulation is supplied retrogradely through the digital artery of the fifth finger. [7] Although acknowledged as an innovative approach in its time, the possibility of elevating the same flap over the perforator while preserving the ulnar palmar digital artery has rendered Omakawa's flap redundant.
Clinodactilia was found in the fifth fingers in both hands and large big toes and adduction in the second and third toes were found in both feet.
Bilateral incurving of the terminal phalanges of the fifth fingers (osteochondrosis?).
Thirty-six of the 72 subjects met criteria for joint hypermobility syndrome based on their Beighton hypermobility score, which awards points for the ability to bend one's thumb back so it's touching the forearm, bend the fifth finger back more than 90 degrees, and so forth.
Ignoring the chaos all around her, a mother Protaceratops used her flexible fifth finger to gently lay the last leafy fern over her nest of 25 eggs, which was raised up off the earth in a saucer of sand.
The most common sites are the second and third digits; the fifth finger is a rare site (1).
"The fifth finger," because of our support for immigrants.
I certainly should be the boss." The fifth finger struggles to make itself heard and says, "Whenever people show respect to a shrine or to others, I'm the one in front.
"Ricky Ponting had a repeat x-ray after the fourth test which showed evidence that the fracture of his fifth finger has moved during the course of the Melbourne test," team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said.
Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Ricky Ponting had a repeat x-ray after the fourth Test, which showed evidence that the fracture of his fifth finger has moved during the course of the Melbourne Test.
Chord ii is root position (but has a fingering of 1-2-4 in the left hand); chord iii is a second inversion shape (the fifth finger moves down).
Furthermore, variable anomalies of the hands and feet, such as duplicated terminal phalanx of the thumb, triphalangeal thumb (long finger-like thumb with three phalanges instead of two), preaxial polydactyly (thumb duplication), syndactyly (fusion) of the second and third digits, and fifth finger clinodactyly (curving of the fifth finger towards the fourth) have also be seen in cases with LADD [Guven et al., 2008].