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

in·dex fin·ger

[TA]
the second finger (the thumb being counted as the first).
Synonym(s): digitus (manus) secundus [II] [II]* ☆ , forefinger, index (1) , second finger
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

index finger

n.
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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Low prenatal testosterone has genetic effects which cause the wedding ring finger to grow significantly shorter than the index finger.
Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Danielle Sheahan says that the government hasn't heard of anyone objecting to the new finger-printing system, which screens your index finger and takes your photograph within eight seconds.
First, shorten the release until the trigger hits your index finger at the first joint rather than the fingertip.