hammertoe
noun Date: circa 1885 a deformed claw-shaped toe and especially the second that results from permanent angular flexion between one or both phalangeal joints

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  • hammertoe — [ham′ərtō΄] n. 1. a condition in which the first joint of a toe is permanently bent downward, resulting in a clawlike deformity 2. such a toe …   English World dictionary

  • hammertoe — noun a) A medical condition where a toe is permanently bent down. The woman wore special orthopedic shoes to try and alleviate her hammertoe. b) A toe suffering from such condition. My sister has hammertoes on both feet and consequently avoids… …   Wiktionary

  • hammertoe — /ham euhr toh /, n. Pathol. 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. [1885 90; HAMMER + TOE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hammertoe — ham·mer·toe .ham ər tō n a deformed claw shaped toe and esp. the second that results from permanent angular flexion between one or both phalangeal joints called also claw toe …   Medical dictionary

  • hammertoe — n. deformed toe, toe which is permanently flexed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hammertoe — ham•mer•toe [[t]ˈhæm ərˌtoʊ[/t]] n. 1) pat a deformity of a toe, usu. the second or third, in which there is a permanent angular flexion of the joints 2) pat a toe with such a deformity • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • hammertoe — /hæməˈtoʊ/ (say hamuh toh) noun a claw like deformity of the toe, caused by permanent bending of the joints …   Australian English dictionary

  • hammertoe — noun a deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch • Hypernyms: ↑toe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hammer toe — Classification and external resources A mallet toe is evident on the 3rd digit ICD 10 M20.4, Q …   Wikipedia

  • Diseases of the foot — generally are not limited, that is they are related to or manifest elsewhere in the body. However, the foot is often the first place some of these diseases or a sign or symptom of others appear. This is because of the foot s distance from the… …   Wikipedia

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