Definition of Minimus

1. Noun. The fifth digit; the little finger or little toe.

Generic synonyms: Dactyl, Digit
Specialized synonyms: Little Finger, Pinkie, Pinky, Little Toe

Definition of Minimus

1. n. A being of the smallest size.

Definition of Minimus

1. Noun. (obsolete) A being of the smallest size. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) The little finger; the fifth digit, or that corresponding to it, in either the manus or pes. ¹

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Definition of Minimus

1. a being of the smallest size [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Minimus

1. 1. A being of the smallest size. 2. The little finger; the fifth digit, or that corresponding to it, in either the manus or pes. Origin: L. See Minim. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Minimus

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"This muscle should now be divided near its insertion aud turned upward, when the Gluteus minimus will be exposed. The Gluteus minimus, the smallest of the ..."

2. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"... duplicity in any digit but pollex or hallux ; but no doubt a good many cases of extra digit arising from the minimus may be of this nature (eg ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1886)
"On the Former Breeding of Psaltriparus minimus in South Carolina.— In a letter received sometime since from Dr. C. Kollock, mention was made of the former ..."

4. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller (1912)
"Eutamias minimus consobrinus MILLER and REHN, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. ... Wasatch foothills, near Salt Lake City, Utah. t*Eutamias minimus melanurus ..."

5. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1830)
"( ) CROCUS minimus. LEAST PURPLE CROCUS. Class and Order. ... Spr. Specific Character and Synonyms. CROCUS minimus ..."

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