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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.
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fin·ger

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

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

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

(fing'gĕr) [TA]
One of the digits of the hand.
Synonym(s): digitus manus.
[A.S.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fin·ger

(fing'gĕr) [TA]
One of the digits of the hand.
[A.S.]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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As some commentators have noted, (7) the Latin word fingere lies at the heart of the definition of possibility given in this passage: according to Spinoza, those things are possible whose existence we are able to feign.
Hemingway's make and do, incidentally, are reasonable translations for the Latin root of friction (fictio, fictus, past participle of fingere, to form).
The danger here is that not only will ambition be thwarted but a miserable life of austerity and abstention will also have been lived in vain: 'Se l'uomo non e veramente buono, ella e infelicissima e faticosa [via] sopra tutte, facendo tante cose e da tante altre astenendosi contra il proprio appetito: e il fingere lungamente e impossibile' (p.
At times be hard on yourself', te ipse coargue, inquire in te; accusatoris primum partibus fingere, deinde iudicis, novissime deprecatoris.
In both passages the general sense of componere is 'make (oneself) into', almost a synonym of fingere, as at 5.451, 'uultus componit', and 5.456, 'componet [sc.
Percioche essendo duro l'istromento, non puo (come bisognaria) piegarsi; si come essendo molle, aggevolmente piegandosi, puo formare, e fingere ogni sorte di voce.
Univoco invece l'incubo di chi si chiede come mai per fingere di parlare una lingua straniera si ricorra comicamente al dialetto di una regione: veneto = spagnolo, ligure = portoghese, piemontese = francese, mentre il lombardo puo fungere da cinese.
Adatti alla simulazione di effetti atmosferici sono anche gli apparecchi descritti in un articolo del giugno 1925: si tratta di corpi di illuminazione trasportabili con i quali fingere le stelle, i lampi (una lampada ad arco messa in funzione da un interruttore a pressione) e le nuvole.
Qui Tasso e ancora piU sicuro nell'affermare le proprie ragioni: "l'accrescere, l'adornare e 'l fingere sono effetti che vengono necessariamente in conseguenza co 'l poetare" (Letterepoetiche 350).