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thumb

 [thum]
the radial or first digit of the hand; it has only two phalanges and is apposable to the four fingers of the hand.
tennis thumb tendinitis of the tendon of the long flexor muscle of the thumb, with calcification.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

thumb

(thŭmb), [TA]
The first digit on the radial side of the hand.
Synonym(s): pollex [TA], digitus (manus) primus [I] [I]* ☆ , first finger
[A.S. thuma]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thumb

(thŭm)
n.
a. The short thick digit of the human hand, next to the index finger and opposable to each of the other four digits.
b. A corresponding digit in other animals, especially primates. Also called pollex.
v. thumbed, thumbing, thumbs
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Anatomy Pollex The first digit of the hand, which has 2 phalanges; it is required for a prehensile grip
Anthropology See Rule of thumb
Drug slang A regional term for marijuana
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

thumb

See Bowler's thumb, Gamekeeper's thumb, Harp player's thumb, Hitch-hiker's thumb, Skier's thumb, Trigger thumb.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thumb

(thŭm) [TA]
The first digit on the radial side of the hand.
Synonym(s): pollex [TA] .
[A.S. thuma]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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