Origin of index finger
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for index finger
Come: Elevate the index-finger near the face, extend the hand and return it with a number of gentle jerks.
Arrive: Clap the hands, elevating the index-finger of the right hand.
Man: Elevate the index-finger and turn the hand hither and thither.
Child: Push the index-finger rapidly into the air then draw the hand back downward.
Arrow: Pass the index-finger of the right hand several times across the left arm.
- the finger next to the thumbAlso called: forefinger
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extensor muscle of index finger
- A muscle with its origin from the ulna, with insertion to an aponeurosis of the index finger, with nerve supply from the radial nerve, and whose action assists in extending the forefinger.
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