wristdrop

or wrist-drop

[ rist-drop ]
/ ˈrɪstˌdrɒp /

noun Pathology.

paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing it to droop, due to injuries or some poisons, as lead or arsenic.

Nearby words

  1. wrist sign,
  2. wrist watch,
  3. wrist wrestling,
  4. wrist-drop,
  5. wristband,
  6. wristlet,
  7. wristlock,
  8. wristwatch,
  9. wristy,
  10. writ

Origin of wristdrop

First recorded in 1835–45; wrist + drop

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