I'm looking for a word that fills in the missing blank in the following progression:
- Arms and legs are collectively called extremities
- Hands and feet are collectively called _______
- Fingers and Toes are collectively called digits
The word "extremities" can be used to mean just the hands and feet (as in this related question), but it is more commonly used to mean not only the hands and feet, but also the rest of the limbs. If I used that term, I would need to also clarify which sense I meant, thus making it useless as a single word.
Is there a word that means the organs which the digits attach to, but does not also mean the entirety of the limbs? Specifically, including the parts of the arms starting at the wrist, and parts of the legs starting at the ankles, but in no context meaning the forearms, thighs, etc?
(In the context I'm trying to use this word, including the digits would be ideal but not required.)