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Italian translation: una spanna/17 centimetri

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English term or phrase:one forefinger-thumb length
Italian translation:una spanna/17 centimetri
Entered by: Giovanna Cerruti
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16:34 Jul 2, 2003
English to Italian translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: one forefinger-thumb length
Contesto: bypass gastrico per la cura dell'obesità.
In un testo italiano ho trovato l'unità di misura "dita trasverse", ma non sono sicura dell'esatto significato di "one forefinger-thumb length"

The first trocar is placed in the upper abdomen about one
forefinger-thumb length from the xyphoid.
Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 20:02
una spanna/17 centimetri
Explanation:
forse...

una lunghezza/distanza indice-pollice, cioe'...

... Your known hand-span will often be particularly useful. ... Breadth of thumb,
and nail joint of forefinger = 1 inch (2.54 centimeters). ...
www.inquiry.net/outdoor/skills/b-p/estimation.htm

Threepenny Planet: naming the humanly scaled set

Span of the thumb and forefinger = 6.5" (or 17 centimeters).
... thumb to forefinger span--width of all eight fingers--width of one hand with thumb
extended ... According to Webster's , one shaftment is "the distance from the tip ...
www.planck.com/threepenny/html/chap04.htm

ciao
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una spanna/17 centimetri


Explanation:
forse...

una lunghezza/distanza indice-pollice, cioe'...

... Your known hand-span will often be particularly useful. ... Breadth of thumb,
and nail joint of forefinger = 1 inch (2.54 centimeters). ...
www.inquiry.net/outdoor/skills/b-p/estimation.htm

Threepenny Planet: naming the humanly scaled set

Span of the thumb and forefinger = 6.5" (or 17 centimeters).
... thumb to forefinger span--width of all eight fingers--width of one hand with thumb
extended ... According to Webster's , one shaftment is "the distance from the tip ...
www.planck.com/threepenny/html/chap04.htm

ciao

Giovanna Cerruti
Italy
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 547

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agree  fdefoglio: magari lascia spanna e metti 17 cm soltanto.
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