Pollex vs. Hallux

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  • Pollex (noun)

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

  • Hallux (noun)

    The big toe.

  • Pollex (noun)

    the innermost digit of a forelimb, especially the thumb in primates.

Oxford Dictionary

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