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Kessicks finger

The severed finger of a Xindi-Humanoid

Kolos six fingers

An Andoran hand with six fingers

Digit was a term used to describe a toe, finger, or thumb. The term was predominantly used by the Malcorians. Types of fingers on a hand, in addition to thumb, included forefinger or index finger, ring finger, and pinkie.

In 1986, a sign on a building in San Francisco that was advertising the Yellow Pages encouraged people to "let their fingers do the walking." (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In 2153, Jonathan Archer was given the finger of a Kessick, a Xindi-Humanoid working at the trellium mining planet by the mine's alien foreman, to prove that the individual in question was in fact Xindi. Although Doctor Phlox was able to use the severed finger to compare Kessick's genetic profile with that of a Xindi-Reptilian, he later stated that a blood sample or saliva "would have sufficed." (ENT: "The Xindi")

In 2266, an android duplicate of Roger Korby assured Christine Chapel that repairing his damaged arm would be easier than setting a broken finger. (TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?")

Malcorians did not have digits on their termini, and were shocked to discover one of their own, who was actually the Human William T. Riker in disguise, having digits on his terminus. Riker claimed that it was a genetic birth defect which he had inherited from his father. (TNG: "First Contact")

In late 2369, Vedek Bareil Antos told Commander Benjamin Sisko that he knew a monk, when he was five years old, who could "squeeze the pagh right out of you with his thumb and forefinger". (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")


  • All thumbs
  • Green thumb
  • Under one's thumb


  • Thumbs up

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