Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Pollex

Most medial digit in the fore paw; digit I; in humans, the thumb, which is the most lateral digit when viewed from the anatomical position. The pollex consists of two phalanges and in humans is opposable. Also spelled pollix.

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