hammer-toe

hammertoe

[ham-er-toh]
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:
1885–90; hammer + toe

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

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