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pollex

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NounEdit

pollex (plural pollices)

  1. The first, or preaxial, digit of the forelimb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the thumb. In birds, the pollex is the joint which bears the bastard wing.

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NounEdit

pollex m (genitive pollicis); third declension

  1. thumb
  2. a unit of distance, equivalent to approximately 24.6 mm; one uncia (see also: Ancient Roman units of measurement)

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pollex pollicēs
genitive pollicis pollicum
dative pollicī pollicibus
accusative pollicem pollicēs
ablative pollice pollicibus
vocative pollex pollicēs

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