hammertoe

noun ham·mer·toe \ ˈha-mər-ˌtō \

Definition of hammertoe

:a deformed claw-shaped toe (usually the second toe) that results from permanent angular flexion between one or both phalangeal joints
  • A poorly fitting shoe can cause hellish problems, from bunions and corns to hammertoes
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First Known Use of hammertoe

circa 1885


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hammertoe

noun ham·mer·toe \ ˌham-ər-ˈtō \

medical Definition of hammertoe

:a deformed claw-shaped toe and especially the second that results from permanent angular flexion between one or both phalangeal joints called also claw toe

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