pollex

noun
pol·​lex | \ ˈpä-ˌleks How to pronounce pollex (audio) \
plural pollices\ ˈpä-​lə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce pollices (audio) \

Definition of pollex

: the first digit of the forelimb : thumb

First Known Use of pollex

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pollex

New Latin pollic-, pollex, from Latin, thumb, big toe

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“Pollex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollex. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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pollex

noun
pol·​lex | \ ˈpäl-ˌeks How to pronounce pollex (audio) \
plural pollices\ ˈpäl-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce pollices (audio) \

Medical Definition of pollex

: the first digit of the forelimb : thumb

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