hammertoe

[ ham-er-toh ]
/ ˈhæm ərˌtoʊ /

noun Pathology.

a clawlike deformity of a toe, usually the second or third, in which there is a permanent flexion of the second and third joints.
a toe having such a deformity.

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Origin of hammertoe

First recorded in 1885–90; hammer + toe
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British Dictionary definitions for hammertoe

hammertoe
/ (ˈhæməˌtəʊ) /

noun

a deformity of the bones of a toe causing the toe to be bent in a clawlike arch
such a toe
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Medical definitions for hammertoe

hammertoe

n.

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