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
References in periodicals archive ?
In particular, the 5th digit was contracted at the interphalangeal joints; the hand was not uniformly swollen.
Stimulation Points for Ulnar Nerve (Sensory): (i) Antidromic surface stimulation was performed at the wrist between either medial/lateral to flexor carpi ulnaris tendons at second distal most crease; (ii) Ground electrode- dorsum of hand; (iii) Recording electrode- Active electrode around the proximal inter-phalangeal joint of the 5th digit; (iv) Reference electrode- Around the distal phalynx of the 5th digit.
However, a relatively higher lmbr1 expression was observed at HH29 in Chinese Silky, which corresponded to the 5th digit formation.