turf toe

noun

Definition of turf toe

  1. :  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 and Etymology of turf toe

from the occurrence of the injury among athletes who play on artificial turf


First Known Use: 1981


Medical Dictionary

turf toe

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noun \ˈtərf-\

Medical Definition of turf toe

  1. :  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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