Definition of Pollex

1. Noun. The thick short innermost digit of the forelimb.

Exact synonyms: Thumb
Terms within: Musculus Abductor Pollicis, Thumbnail
Generic synonyms: Finger
Derivative terms: Thumb



Definition of Pollex

1. n. The first, or preaxial, digit of the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the thumb. In birds, the pollex is the joint which bears the bastard wing.

Definition of Pollex

1. Noun. The first, or preaxial, digit of the forelimb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the thumb. In birds, the pollex is the joint which bears the bastard wing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pollex

1. the innermost digit of the forelimb [n -LICES] : POLLICAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Pollex

1. The first, or preaxial, digit of the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the thumb. In birds, the pollex is the joint which bears the bastard wing. Origin: L, the thumb. (21 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pollex

pollening
pollenize
pollenized
pollenizer
pollenizers
pollenizes
pollenizing
pollenlike
pollenoses
pollenosis
pollens
pollent
poller
pollera
pollers
pollex (current term)
pollex pedis
pollical
pollicate
pollicated
pollicates
pollicating
pollices
pollicie
pollicies
pollicitation
pollicization
pollicy
pollie
pollies

Literary usage of Pollex

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1877)
"Insertions, four—first, into outer edge of first pollex; second, ... Second slip : origin, from inner edge of metacarpal bone of first pollex, ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"18) is much longer than the normal pollex and presents in the undissected manus more the character of a finger than of a pollex. ..."

3. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1892)
"In the right hand the radial pollex possessed three phalanges, and a metacarpal which articulated with the radial and smaller trapezium and with the ulnar ..."

4. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1881)
"The metacarpals and metatarsals are relatively shorter than in the cat. The pollex is more developed, but the hallux is very different, being completely Fig ..."

5. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"pollex duplex. Both thumbs are connected with the surface of a saddle-shaped metacarpal joint, and face each other like a pair of forceps. ..."

6. Western Diptera: Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Diptera from the by Carl Robert Osten-Sacken (1877)
"... with a large lateral thumb-like projection; penultimate joint likewise enlarged, triangular; tip of hind tibiae and hind tarsi black: 2. pollex n. sp. ..."

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