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n. pl. pol·li·ces (pŏl′ĭ-sēz′)
See thumb.

[Latin, thumb, big toe.]


n, pl -lices (-lɪˌsiːz)
(Zoology) the first digit of the forelimb of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, such as the thumb of man and other primates
[C19: from Latin: thumb, big toe]
pollical adj


(ˈpɒl ɛks)

n., pl. pol•li•ces (ˈpɒl əˌsiz)
the innermost digit of the forelimb; thumb.
[1825–35; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pollex - the thick short innermost digit of the forelimbpollex - the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
musculus abductor pollicis - the abductor muscle of the thumb
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
thumbnail - the nail of the thumb
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The Strontium Pollex 16GB flash drive can be purchased at a discounted price of Rs 329 .
Chelipeds and ambulatory legs robust, compressed; chelipeds shorter than pereiopods 2-4; hand short, wide, and nearly quadrate, dactylus wider than pollex and strongly curved.
Mallette, Duff, McPhee, Pollex, and Wood (2011) used a randomized controlled trial to study effective formats for training nurses in managing nursing incivility.
Initial coarse interpretation of the prints was used to eliminate nontarget species (size and shape) and determine which foot was represented by the print (dimensions of the print and placement of the pollex and hallux).
If one counts by one's digits the poetry books Marne has crafted through the years, Lyrical Objects would complete the first handful, and would represent the poet's pollex or digitus primus, said poet Marjorie Evasco.
47) The Polynesian lexicon database POLLEX indicates that Kahiki comes from the proto-form Tafiti, meaning 'foreign country' or 'distant place'.
The pollex is better known as which part of the human body?
OBJECTIVES There was overwhelming confirmation in the literature that simulation activities should be goal-directed (Brydges, Mallette, Pollex, Carnahan, & Dubrowski, 2012; Dieckmann et al.
In Deltapodus, the manus prints are broadly crescent-shaped with an occasional development of the pollex impression (Whyte and Romano, 2001), and subtriangular in shape with the apex forming the posterior heel impression in Stegopodus (Lockley and Hunt, 1998).
Wind tunnel arrangement used in this study lias got a test section made of pollex glass having dimensions of 168 x 4-0 x 4-0 [cm.
Familiar taxa + * Bacteria, antibiotic resistance traits for use * Cactus, spine in each item * Cheetah, speed * Elm, winged seed * Fish, fins * Fly, wing * Grape, tendrils * Lily, petals * Locust, DDT resistance * Mouse, claws * Oak, nut * Opossum, tail * Penguin, flightless * Rose, thorns * Salamander, eyesight * Snail, foot * Snail, poison * Snail, teeth Unfamiliar * Dodder, haustoria and unknown * Labiatae, Pulegone taxa + traits * Prosimian, tarsi for use in each * Shrew, incisors item * Suricata, pollex