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  1. Inflammation of a finger or toe.
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Examples from the Web for dactylitis

Historical Examples

  • Finger, as in dactylitis, inflammation of one or more fingers.

    Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry

    Maximilian Stern

  • Sarcoma of a phalanx or metacarpal bone may closely resemble a dactylitis both clinically and in skiagrams, but it is rare.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles