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Finger

1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; especially, one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.

2. (Science: mechanics) Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.

3. The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the united states, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard. A piece of steel three fingers thick. (bp. Wilkins)

4. Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument. She has a good finger. (Busby) ear finger, the little finger. Finger alphabet. See dactylology. Finger bar, the horizontal bar, carrying slotted spikes, or fingers, through which the vibratory knives of mowing and reaping machines play. Finger board, the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the tone; the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.; manual. Finger bowl or glass, a bowl or glass to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table.

(Science: Botany) finger flower, a sponge having finger-shaped lobes, or branches. Finger stall, a cover or shield for a finger. Finger steel, a steel instrument for whetting a currier's knife. To burn one's fingers. See burn. To have a finger in, to be concerned in. To have at one's fingers ends, to be thoroughly familiar with.

Origin: as. Finger; akin to D. Vinger, os. & OHG. Fingar, g. Finger, Icel. Fingr, Sw. & dan. Finger, goth. Figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. Akin to E. Fang. The length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure.


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Why do we heal so slowly?

I see plants growing an inch in a day. So why does a little cut on my finger take a week or two to heal?

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by hucker
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do we heal so slowly?
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See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydactyly so 1) likely a mutation (or one of your parent was having a 6th finger and had it removed and for some reason chose not to tell or ignore it) 2) 50% chance of them having it 3) It would be stupid to do it by yourself, but if you are ...

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:11 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
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Re: 6 fingers

The presence of an extra sixth finger or toe, a very common congenital malformation (birth defect). This condition is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits. In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether ...

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
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Trying to prove height increase...need help

20140723_121159.jpg So I think I have proof of concept for my finger which are long bones but there are some differences between finger bones and long bones. I need you to validate that the finger on the right hand is longer. I have some before pictures ...

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by MiniGolfer
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:09 pm
 
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Topic: Trying to prove height increase...need help
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How is this possible

Is it just one finger? I have two fingers that can get stuck in the flexed position - it's an issue with the tendon sheaths, really annoying.

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by Darby
Sun May 26, 2013 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How is this possible
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