developmental scissors grasp

de·vel·op·men·tal scis·sors grasp

(dĕ-vel'ŏp-men'tăl siz'ŏrz grasp)
A grasp pattern seen in the infant emerging in the 8th-9th month characterized by the thumb's trapping an object against the radial side of a flexed index finger; the ulnar digits are usually loosely flexed, providing stability for the radial digits; in this grasp, the thumb is not opposed but adducted.
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