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hammertoe

[ham-er-toh] /ˈhæm ərˌtoʊ/
noun, Pathology
1.
a clawlike deformity of a toe, usually the second or third, in which there is a permanent flexion of the second and third joints.
2.
a toe having such a deformity.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; hammer + toe
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British Dictionary definitions for hammer toe

hammertoe

/ˈhæməˌtəʊ/
noun
1.
a deformity of the bones of a toe causing the toe to be bent in a clawlike arch
2.
such a toe
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hammer toe in Medicine

hammertoe or hammer toe
n.
A toe, usually the second, that is permanently flexed downward, resulting in a clawlike shape.

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