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a finger or toe.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


(dij'it), [TA]
A finger or toe.
See also: finger, toe.
Synonym(s): digitus [TA], dactyl, dactylus
[L. digitus]
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(dij'it) [TA]
A finger or toe.
Synonym(s): digitus [TA] , dactyl, dactylus.
[L. digitus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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(2008) 4AS, fourth abdominal segment width; 5AS, fifth abdominal segment width; 6AS, sixth abdominal segment width; 5/6AS, fifth/sixth abdominal segment width; AW, abdomen width; BL, baited line; BMT, beam trawl; BS, beach seine; BT, baited trap; CN, crab net; CTW, cephalothorax width; DL, dactylus length of largest eheliped; DRN, double--rig net; DSL, dorsal length of the largest cheliped; FN, fyke net; FS, fish stomach; FT, fence trap; GB, glass box; GL, gonopod length; GN, gill net; HC, hand capture; HP, hooked pole; ICW, internal carapace width; LR, laboratory reared; MD, mating depressions; MGM, male gonad maturation stage; MMS, minimum mating size; MOS, minimum ovigerous size; MS, mating scars; N, number of specimens examined; n.d., no date; NLT, Neilsen trap; OD, oviduct; OMS.
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