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The breadth of one finger.
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(ˈfɪŋɡəˌbrɛdθ; -ˌbrɛtθ) or

finger's breadth

(Units) the width of a finger, used as an indication of length
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(ˈfɪŋ gərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ)

the breadth of a finger: approximately ¾ in. (2 cm).
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Noun1.fingerbreadth - the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
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Two holes were drilled into each egg with the help of a thumbpin, one at the upper blunt end and the other a fingerbreadth above the pointed lower end.
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A 3 cm sized transverse skin incision was made one fingerbreadth below the lowest tip of the 12th rib.
It would be equal to the difference between the radiuses of the corner board, or [0.5] - [1.5/pi] = ~0.0225 cubits (about 1.01 cm based on a 45 cm cubit; or about a fingerbreadth).
The needle is introduced via the anterior abdominal wall one patient's fingerbreadth medial to the probe (above and medial to the anterior superior iliac spine) and directed posteriorly.
The liver margin is 1 fingerbreadth below the costal margin.
A horizontal incision was given from right anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid to the opposite side, 2 fingerbreadth above suprasternal notch, encompassing the wound of entry and the neck was explored.
After the IRR injections, turn the patient over and do intradermal injections over Lung 1 bilaterally, especially if tender, one fingerbreadth below the acromioclavicular notch and then over tender chest points as noted on Figure 2.
(8) Classic teaching of IM deltoid injection landmarks is 3 fingerbreadths distal to the acromion, and a more proximal administration of a vaccine would allow penetration of the rotator cuff structures below.
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In general, we do not offer RALM to patients who have more than 15 myomas, a single myoma that is larger than 12 to 15 cm, or when the uterus is more than 2 fingerbreadths above the umbilicus (unless the patient's torso allows for an adequate insufflated workspace).