[pol-eks] /ˈpɒl ɛks/

noun, plural pollices
[pol-uh-seez] /ˈpɒl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
the innermost digit of the forelimb; thumb.
noun (pl) -lices (-lɪˌsiːz)
the first digit of the forelimb of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, such as the thumb of man and other primates

pollex pol·lex (pŏl’ěks’)
n. pl. pol·li·ces (pŏl’ĭ-sēz’)
The thumb.


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