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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.

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]

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
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

thumb

See Bowler's thumb, Gamekeeper's thumb, Harp player's thumb, Hitch-hiker's thumb, Skier's thumb, Trigger thumb.

thumb

(thŭm) [TA]
The first digit on the radial side of the hand.
Synonym(s): pollex [TA] .
[A.S. thuma]

Patient discussion about thumb

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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Canberra [Australia], October 25 ( ANI ): Australian skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have given a thumbs down to the new concept of four-day Test match format and wished to retain the current structure of the longest format of the game.
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RANGERS FIRST are voting with Dave King after giving a thumbs down to the Ibrox board.
THIS is not just any thumbs down, this is a thumping thumbs down.
Thumbs down: Zimbabwean senator Morgan Femai believes that the prevalence of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe should be blamed on attractive and well-dressed women.
But on May 29, French voters sent a thunderbolt crashing into the Eurocrats' unification schemes, with 55 percent voting thumbs down on the new constitution.
The American remake of hit British sit com The Office got off to a rocky start when test audiences gave it the thumbs down.
It's thumbs up to trust if you smile, but thumbs down if you fidget.
Also, can you pull your thumbs down to your forearms?
Council officers are recommending an application from the Whitehouse Kennels, in Back Lane, Meriden, be given the thumbs down when it comes before the planning committee on Wednesday.