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index finger

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  1. forefinger.

Origin of index finger

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for index finger

index finger

  1. the finger next to the thumbAlso called: forefinger
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index finger in Medicine

extensor muscle of index finger

  1. 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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