digitus postminimus


digitus postminimus
an appendage ranging from a small round mass of fat and connective tissue to a longer mass containing bones and with a nail at its distal end, attached by a small pedicle to the soft tissue covering the lateral surface of the little finger or toe.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • postminimus — A small accessory appendage attached to the side of the fifth finger or toe; it may resemble a normal digit or be merely a fleshy mass. [post + L. minimus, smallest (finger)] * * * post·mi·ni·mus (pōst mĭґnĭ məs) pl.… …   Medical dictionary