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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.
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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
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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.
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in·dex fing·er

(in'deks fing'gĕr) [TA]
The second finger (the thumb is being counted as the first).
Synonym(s): index (1) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

index finger

The finger adjacent to the thumb.
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