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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.

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

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.

in·dex fing·er

(in'deks fing'gĕr) [TA]
The second finger (the thumb is being counted as the first).
Synonym(s): index (1) .

index finger

The finger adjacent to the thumb.
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The fetal ring finger has many receptors for both hormones on it, and the index finger has fewer receptors.
Even back in the 18th Century, legendary womaniser Casanova somehow found the time between his many conquests to note that his ring fingers were longer than his index fingers.
Although no women took part in the study, the findings would also be relevant to women with longer ring fingers than index fingers, he added.
Research led by The University of Warwick and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) found men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger were one-third less likely to develop the disease.
Less exposure to the sex hormone testosterone results in a longer index finger and may also protect against prostate cancer later in life.
It is known in this context that the index finger carries a symbolic meaning during the performance of the prayer and is pointed up before the end of prayer.
According to the science of it, men with longer ring fingers than their index fingers have been exposed to testosterone in the womb far earlier than most babies.
The study of 720 adults culled from San Francisco street fairs showed that lesbians tend to have shorter index fingers than ring fingers, while in heterosexual women the two fingers are about the same length.
The index fingers release the ball and finish directly on line with the center's belt.
Try this activity: Form a rectangle with your index fingers and thumbs and have a friend push down on your fingers.
During two trials, volunteers tapped a telegraph key as quickly as possible, alternating right and left index fingers.