hammertoe

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noun ham·mer·toe \ˈha-mər-ˌtō\

Definition of hammertoe

  1. :  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 … — Consumer Reports

Circa 1885

First Known Use of hammertoe

circa 1885


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hammertoe

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noun ham·mer·toe \ˌham-ər-ˈtō\

Medical Definition of hammertoe

  1. :  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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