Definition of Forefinger

1. Noun. The finger next to the thumb.

Exact synonyms: Index, Index Finger
Generic synonyms: Finger



Definition of Forefinger

1. n. The finger next to the thumb; the index.

Definition of Forefinger

1. Noun. (context: human anatomy) The index finger: the first finger next to the thumb. ¹

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Definition of Forefinger

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Medical Definition of Forefinger

1. The second finger (the thumb being counted as the first). Synonym: digitus secundus, forefinger, index, second finger. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forefinger

foreface
forefaces
forefather
forefathers
forefeel
forefeeling
forefeels
forefeet
forefelt
forefence
forefences
forefend
forefended
forefending
forefends
forefinger (current term)
forefingers
forefixed
foreflow
forefoot
forefooted
forefooting
forefront
forefronts
foregain
foregainst
foregame
foreganger
foregangers
foregather

Literary usage of Forefinger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of ...edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1995)
"Extend the forefinger and the pointer finger on the right and the forefinger on the left, quickly at the same time. Fingers are extended upward in both ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"forefinger of gloved hand in rectum pushing the prostate up into bladder. The forefinger of left hand entering prostatic capsule through prostatic urethra. ..."

3. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1909)
"(2) Holding the left "L" hand pointing toward the right strike the thumb with the forefinger of the right "G" hand; quickly close the left forefinger and ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"Then sensations from the forefinger and the elbow came in. ... With first, sensations of equal prominence in forefinger and heel of hand. ..."

5. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"... stretch out the forefinger straight and vertical keep fingers 3, 4, 5 together but separate from it and inclined slightly to the palm; in this position ..."

6. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... cavity of fore- gut Vorder-fuss, m. anterior part of foot Vorder-finger, m. forefinger Vorder-hals, m. the throat Vorder-hand, /. anterior part of hand ..."

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