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turf toe

noun

Definition of TURF TOE

:  a minor but painful usually sports-related injury typically involving hyperextension of the big toe that results in spraining or tearing of the ligaments at the joint between the metatarsal and basal phalanx

Origin of TURF TOE

from the occurrence of the injury among athletes who play on artificial turf
First Known Use: 1981

turf toe

noun \ˈtərf-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TURF TOE

:  a minor but painful usually sports-related injury involving hyperextension of the big toe that results in spraining or tearing of the ligament of the metatarsophalangeal joint

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