fingertip fingertip  /ˈfɪŋ ɡər ˌtɪp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the end (tip) of a finger

Usage(s):

  1. A hidden gem, this little app allows you to circumvent the iPhone's standard hunt-and-peck fingertip typing a major iPhone-user gripe when you're composing an e-mail message.
  2. When a child's fingertip is sliced off or smashed in a car door, most doctors sew up the wound or attempt to reconstruct the digit.
  3. Scientists already knew that similar to the way a fingertip moves across a surface, the 50 or so hairs on a rat's cheek vibrate against an object to perceive its shape and texture.

News

  1. Fingernails could help regenerate lost limbs

    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Scientists finger new nail stem cell that lets us regenerate fingertips, and could help us regrow whole limbs.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Fingernails could help regenerate lost limbs

    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Scientists finger new nail stem cell that lets us regenerate fingertips, and could help us regrow whole limbs.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Chopped: How Amputated Fingertips Sometimes Grow Back

    Since the 1970s, doctors around the world have reported cases in which young kids regrow fingertips if an accident leaves some of the fingernail. Now scientists have figured out how this lizard-like regeneration happens in mice and suspect the same mechanism works in young humans.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. "There's a fingertip instinct that tells me something is going on. I feel like I'm still in the game," Biden said in a telephone interview as he traveled to a campaign event in Cedar Rapids.
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: Forbes

  2. "We killed him on that Greg Ostertag fingertip dunk," Wallace said. "We've been trying to get him to dunk all year, so I guess he decided to come home to get his little fingertip dunk."
    on Mar 9, 2007 By: Rasheed Wallace Source: Forbes

  3. "It's enough to concern you," La Russa said. "It's the fingertip on his pitching hand, so it's something to be concerned about."
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Tony La Russa Source: USA Today

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