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finger

 [fing´ger]
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.

fin·ger

(fing'gĕr), [TA]
One of the digits of the hand.
Synonym(s): digitus manus [TA]
[A.S.]

finger

/fin·ger/ (fing´ger) one of the five digits of the hand.
baseball finger  mallet f.
clubbed finger  a finger with clubbing.
index finger  forefinger.
mallet finger  partial permanent flexion of the terminal phalanx of a finger caused by an object striking the end or back of the finger, owing to rupture of the attachment of the extensor tendon.
ring finger  the fourth digit of the hand.
webbed fingers  syndactyly of the fingers.

finger

(fĭng′gər)
n.
One of the five digits of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.

finger

Etymology: AS, fingar
any of the digits of the hand. The fingers are composed of three bony phalanges. Some anatomists regard the thumb as a finger, since its metacarpal bone ossifies in the same way as a phalanx. Other anatomists regard the thumb as being composed of a metacarpal bone and two phalanges. The digits of the hand are anatomically numbered 1 to 5, starting with the thumb. See also nail, def. 1.

finger

verb (slang) To stimulate the vagina with one or more fingers.

fin·ger

(fing'gĕr) [TA]
One of the digits of the hand.
Synonym(s): digitus manus.
[A.S.]

fin·ger

(fing'gĕr) [TA]
One of the digits of the hand.
[A.S.]

Patient discussion about finger

Q. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS? People watch the unusual behavior of a person and decide their disorder. I strongly agree, but here is a critical question for you all. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS?

A. It’s not a show to enjoy and laugh! It means that whomever you are talking about needs to see a psychologist. I am not joking. Things we are supposed to out-grow but don't, i.e. thumb sucking, imaginary friends or bed wetting, can represent serious problems or mental blocks.
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Q. I broke my pinkie finger a year ago. It is locked in a curved position. How can I straiten it out?

A. i would let a certified orthopedic look at the finger. treatment is according to the severity of the case. i think Terrany method is about finger physiotherapy. i'm not sure this method is to reshape uneven bone healing. this is a bit different situation, bone can be reshaped, this is how an orthodontic can move teeth- by changing the bone. but it takes a few years. i would go to an orthopedic, i advise you to do the same.

Q. Anyone know why it hurts so much when you smash one of your finger nails?

A. two years ago i closed by accident the door of my car. my thumb was then blocked several seconds before i could liberate myself. it did hurt a lot that i could not sleep anymore. case of emergency. so at the hospital, they took a needle above a flame and then they pierced two holes in the middle of my right thumb nail to let out the pressure of the blood and cell-water who was stuck and which gives the pain. nerves plus body-liquid hurt then a lot. i had to return several times again to the emergency because the holes were closed again, i received heavy drugs to have no pain and lost at least my nail. today you see absolutelly nothing anymore!

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The group can then be seen breaking into a dance routine, complete with clicking fingers and cheesy poses.
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Joseph needed 'rain-like' sound effects which the audience were only to pleased to help him with - clicking fingers for the rain and stomping feet for the thunder, giving us a brilliant song with a nice bit of theatre.