12th November 2019

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What is the name of the five fingers on a hand?

(anatomy) One of the long extremities of the hand, sometimes excluding the thumb. Human hands have five fingers: the thumb, the forefinger (index finger), the middle finger, the ring finger and the little finger.

In this way, what is the name of each finger on a hand?

How the 5 Fingers Got Their Names
  • THUMB. iStock.
  • INDEX/POINTER FINGER. iStock.
  • MIDDLE FINGER. iStock.
  • RING FINGER. iStock.
  • PINKY FINGER. iStock.

Which finger is called ring finger?

The Wedding Ring. In that era, the Romans believed that the vein in the ring finger (the fourth finger) on the left hand ran directly to one's heart. Because of this belief, they called that vein the "vena amoris" or vein of love.
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