little finger

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little finger

n.
1. The smallest finger of the human hand; the last finger as counted from the thumb.
2. The part of a glove that covers this finger.

lit′tle fin′ger


n.
the finger farthest from the thumb, the smallest of the five fingers.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.little finger - the finger farthest from the thumblittle finger - the finger farthest from the thumb  
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus - the abductor muscle of the little finger
minimus - the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
Translations
malíčekmalík
lillefinger
kleiner Finger
pikkusormi
jari kelingking
malíček
mezinec
lillfinger
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The flat plate leaves the fifth finger wrapped around underneath the magazine, while the finger groove puts all five digits to work.
Initially, my right-hand fifth finger was so weak that it required support with the other hand and simply balancing on the key, gradually applying more arm weight.
After vaccination, the nail of the left fifth finger of each vaccine recipient was marked with an indelible marker pen.
You can test if you have it by flexing your wrist and touching your fifth finger to your thumb - if it's there, it will pop up.
Clinodactyly was found in the fifth finger in both hands, large thumbs and introverted appearance of the second and third toes were found in both feet, joint laxity was found in the upper and lower extremities and narrow nail folds were found.
A 30-year-old patient presented to the emergency unit after a rugby game with the impossibility to flex his fifth finger on the left hand.
A 23-year-old female complained of restricted flexion movement of fifth finger with weakness of grip.
Mr Moore lost a third of his fifth finger, part of his ring finger and thumb, had multiple fractures and lacerations of his hand and needed a five hour operation to limit the damage.
Tendons of FDS and FDP are enclosed in a common synovial sheath, the ulnar bursa which is extended from wrist proximally to hand distally; and continues to synovial bursa of fifth finger.
6) The superficial ulnar nerve supplies sensation over the hypothenar eminence and through two common palmar digital nerves over the palmar aspect of the fifth finger and the adjacent sides of the fourth and fifth fingers.
The fourth and fifth fingers may claw due to weakness of the lumbricals and there is diminished sensation of the ulnar distribution, particularly the palmar and dorsal surfaces of the fifth finger.
Char syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), facial dysmorphism and abnormalities of the fifth finger of the hand (1).