ring finger


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ring fin·ger

[TA]
fourth finger.
Synonym(s): digitus anularis [TA], digitus (manus) quartus [IV] [IV]* ☆ , fourth finger

ring finger

n.
The third finger of the left hand.

ring fin·ger

(ring fing'gĕr) [TA]
Fourth finger.
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Among the celebrities with longer ring fingers are Hollywood heart-throbs Sir Sean Connery, Brad Pitt and Colin Firth.
Whorls were most predominant in the ring finger and found in least number in little finger.
The longer the ring finger compared to the index -- that is, the greater the exposure to testosterone -- the more attractive the face was rated," she said by phone.
He said: "In men the ring finger tends to be slightly longer than the index finger and the difference in length is thought to be the result of testosterone exposure before birth.
But the risk for those whose index fingers were longer than their ring fingers was reduced by 33%.
As the months, and life with the other children, wore on he began to think that maybe some casual event made all the members of his family have accidents with their left hands, accidents that always brought on the loss of the ring finger.
Research studies have described multiple tendons to the middle and the ring finger (5).
Females with index fingers slightly shorter than their ring fingers should excel at sport, particularly running.
However, that action resulted in the amputation of the last inch of my left ring finger.
His teacher asked his student to close his mouth, cover his right nostril with his thumb and cover his left nostril with his pinky and ring finger.
Low prenatal testosterone has genetic effects which cause the wedding ring finger to grow significantly shorter than the index finger.
Of note, he had injured his left ring finger while cleaning barnacles from a piling 5 years previously and had contracted a secondary infection that never completely healed despite three courses of antimicrobial drugs and surgical debridement.