digitation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From digitate +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

digitation (plural digitations)

  1. (obsolete) Touching; manipulation with the fingers.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin 1985, p. 64:
      At length, I resorted to the only present remedy, that of vain attempts at digitation, [...] where the pain my fingers gave me in striving for admission, though they procured me a slight satisfaction for the present, started an apprehension, which I could not be easy until I had communicated to Phoebe and received her explanations upon it.
  2. (zoology, botany) Any of various finger-like process found in plant and animal tissues.