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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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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