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

[Latin, thumb, big toe.]
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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
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(ˈpɒl ɛks)

n., pl. pol•li•ces (ˈpɒl əˌsiz)
the innermost digit of the forelimb; thumb.
[1825–35; < Latin]
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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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Sockalingam, S., Tan, A., Hawa, R., Pollex, H., Abbey, S., & Hodges, B.D.
POLLEX A Defile B The thumb C Fertilising powder who am I?
Particularly important are his investigations and descriptions of mammals from the early Middle Eocene of Grube Messel near Darmstadt, such as bats including the new species Archaeonycteris pollex and Trachypteron franzeni.
Two new crustaceans: the parasitic copepod Sphaeronellopsis monothrix (Choniostomatidae) and its myodocopid ostracod host Parasterocope pollex (Cylindroleberidae) from the southern New England coast.
Truex, who had two wins at this point last season before he took off and won six more, celebrated with his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex. Pollex was a fixture in victory lane last season but scaled back her travel schedule as she continues her battle with ovarian cancer.
The Strontium Pollex 16GB flash drive can be purchased at a discounted price of Rs 329 .
Variation is presented from the pollex (1) to the 5th finger of the hands and from the hallux (1) to the 5th toe of the feet.
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'.