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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, a digit; a finger or toe; specifically, a digit of the fore limb, or a finger, as distinguished from dactylus, a toe.
  • n. In entomology, one of the joints of the tarsus exclusive of the basal joint, which is called the metatarsus, palma, or planta: used in describing bees.

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