Dysmorphology Course
Carousel Series
FINGER FINGERPRINT

~ FINGER       id+ | STICK LIKE PALPATING ORGANS |
^u             id+ | HAND DIGITS |    see> DIGIT
~ FINGERPRINT  see> DERMATOGLYPHICS
               id+ | ORGANS THAT GRASP | as in
  for etymology include see> FIVE
  eng FANG  = and
      FIVE    both are TOOLS that can
              SEIZE  CLASP  GRASP
  ukr PALECZ  FINGER  may relate to
      PALKA   STICK or STEM
  eng POLLEX  THUMB and GREAT TOE or HALLUX
  skt PASAS   NOOSE  SNARE
  sp  DIGITO  DIGIT                   sug> DIGITAL
      DEDO    FINGER                  sug> DEDUCT
  biol> FORMALLY FINGERS ARE DIGITS   sug> DEDUCE
        ARE CONSTITUTED OF
  THREE PHALANGES EXCEPT FOR
  THE THUMB and
  THE HALLUX THAT HAVE TWO PHALANGES
  hx> FINGER NAMES IN ORDINAL SEQUENCE ARE
       Modern name   Latin and comment
  1st  THUMB         POLLUX or
                     PULGAR in sp
                     PULGA or FLEA in sp
                     Note  used as gesture against
                           an evil eye used and as
                     a sexual coarse insult
                     see> FIG or FIGA
  2nd  INDEX         SALUTARIS or INDICE or
       FORE-FINGER   INDICE in sp
                     Note  used for SALUTATION and
                           in gestures as for
                     silence when placed on lips
                     attention if placed on the eyelid
                     art> an index joined with the
                          thumb when the rest of fingers
                     are extended is a called
                     SINMUDRA for MEDITATION
                     ukr MUDRA = WISE   see> MIND
                     art> an extended index and
                          the rest of fingers flexed
                     in Hindu terms represents a threat
                     and in modern terms a pointer
  3rd  MIDDLE        MEDIUS  and
                     IMPUDICUS
                     INFAMIS
                     MEDICUS
                     hx> an obscene gesture when raised
                     med> used for rectal examinations
  4th  RING or       ANNULARIS
       of the HEART  CARDIAC
                     Note  the myth> was that the nerve
                           of the left finger went
                     directly to the heart
  5th  LITTLE        MINIMUS or
                     AURICULARIS
  note GREAT TOE     see> HALLUX
  cont> see> THUMB
  sug> INCH
  see> DIGIT
        

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