knuckle pads

n.

An atavistic congenital condition in which thick pads of skin appear over the proximal phalangeal joints.

Nearby words

  1. knuck,
  2. knuckle,
  3. knuckle ball,
  4. knuckle down,
  5. knuckle joint,
  6. knuckle sandwich,
  7. knuckle under,
  8. knuckle-duster,
  9. knuckleball,
  10. knuckleballer


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