Fingers and Toes

Fingers and Toes


a birth defect in which one or more fingers or toes are missing.
a digit; a finger or toe. See also measurement.
the study of finger rings for purposes of description. — dactyliographer, n. — dactyliographic, adj.
the study and making of finger rings. — dactyliologist, n. — dactyliologic, adj.
a form of divination involving finger rings.
an inflammation of a finger or toe.
the study of fingerprints. — dactylographer, n. — dactylogram, n. — dactylographic, adj.
the science of communicating by sign language using the hands and fingers.
a condition in which one or more of the fingers is enlarged abnormally. — dactylomegalic, adj.
Rare. the practice of counting on the fingers.
the comparison of fingerprints for identification. — dactyloscopist, n. — dactyloscopie, adj.
Zoology. the condition of having only a single finger, toe, or claw on each limb. — monodactylous, monodactylic, adj.
inflammation and ulceration at the base of a fingernail; a felon or whitlow.
the art of divination through inspection of the fingernails. — onychomantic, adj.
the habit of biting the fingernails.
the loosening and falling off of the fingernails.
disease of the fingernails or toenails.
a pus-producing inflammation at the base of a fingernail or toenail; a felon or whitlow. Also called panaris.
the condition of having five digits on each hand and foot. — pentadactylous, adj.
the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. — polydactylous, adj.
a person who has six fingers or six toes.
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She has warned parents to check their babies' fingers and toes if they're upset and they can't work out why - as it could be something as "random and dangerous" as this.
Complete anonychia means absence of all nails of fingers and toes.
According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms include pain that comes and goes in your legs and feet or in your arms and hands, a pain that may occur when you use your hands or feet, and eases when you stop that activity (claudication), or when you're at rest; inflammation along a vein just below the skin's surface (due to a blood clot in the vein); fingers and toes that turn pale when exposed to cold (Raynaud's phenomenon); and painful, open sores on your fingers and toes.
1 QUIT SMOKING Smokers get cold extremities because smoking constricts the blood flow to the tiny blood vessels at the tips of fingers and toes.
In general the problem is harmless, but it can be very painful and, on rare occasions, it can have serious complications because it can cut off circulation to your fingers and toes.
In the study, the researchers employed functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans and electrical recording from monkeys to locate the brain areas responsible for touch awareness in individual fingers and toes, called somatotopic maps.
Such patterns-named for mathematician Alan Turing, who theorized the phenomenon--may help explain the number of fingers and toes an animal has.
Pierce consistency has paid off the books Fingers and Toes, a twist never done before.
The genes that cause too many fingers and toes are often recessive.
The only other known case in the world is Kamani Hubbard, who was born with 12 fully functioning fingers and toes in San Francisco two years ago.
When your body is exposed to the cold, fingers and toes lose heat.
A IF you have Raynaud's syndrome, Joan, you may have noticed a characteristic change in the skin of your fingers and toes when exposed to cold or emotional stress.