pollex definition

  • noun:
    • See flash.
    • initial, or preaxial, digit associated with forelimb, corresponding to the hallux in hind limb; the thumb. In wild birds, the pollex may be the joint which bears the bastard wing.
    • The first, or preaxial, digit for the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux when you look at the hind limb; the thumb. In wild birds, the pollex could be the joint which bears the bastard wing.
    • In anatomy, the innermost digit regarding the hand or base, when there are five; the thumb or even the great toe, especially the flash, the truly amazing toe becoming typically distinguished as pollex pedis, or hallux.
    • In zoology: The innermost digit associated with the fore limb just, when there are five; the digit that corresponds into the human being thumb.
    • The flash of a bird; the brief digit bearing the alula or bastard wing, thought to be homologous with either the individual thumb or the forefinger.
    • The movable joint for the forceps associated with the lobster, crawfish, or crab; a dactylopodite.
    • the dense quick innermost digit associated with forelimb

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