pollex, a Thumbe breadth; called otherwise Vncia, an ynch, 3.
I am Macer, the son of that Macer who was neighbor of the gladiator pollex,—'
The pollex takes no share in the wing, but projects, strongly armed with a claw, from the upper margin.
All the digits are armed with claws, and the pollex and hallux are not opposable.
The metatarsus is bald, and the pollex and hallux are very well developed.
There are generally five digits, but sometimes the pollex is absent.
In Orycteropus the pollex is absent, while the other digits are terminated by pointed ungual phalanges.
The eyes and the ears are large; the pollex is rudimentary, and bears a nail instead of a claw.
This digit is called the 'pollex,' or thumb; and, like the others, it bears a flat nail upon the back of its terminal joint.
Paltroon is from pollex, a thumb, and truncare, to cut off; for cowards use to cut their thumbs to avoid service.
pollex pol·lex (pŏl'ěks')
n. pl. pol·li·ces (pŏl'ĭ-sēz')