- the innermost digit of the forelimb; thumb.
Origin of pollex
Examples from the Web for pollex
Historical Examples of pollex
Pollex: a thumb: the stout fixed spur at inside of tip of tibia.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Pollex, a Thumbe breadth; called otherwise Vncia, an ynch, 3.The Way To Geometry
I am Macer, the son of that Macer who was neighbor of the gladiator Pollex,—'Aurelian
In C the distal phalanges of the pollex and second digit have been omitted.
There are generally five digits, but sometimes the pollex is absent.
- the first digit of the forelimb of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, such as the thumb of man and other primates
Word Origin for pollex
- The thumb.