ainhum

noun
ai·​nhum | \ ī-ˈnyüm How to pronounce ainhum (audio) , -ˈnyüⁿ How to pronounce ainhum (audio) \

Medical Definition of ainhum

: a tropical disease of unknown cause that results in increasing fibrous constriction and ultimately in spontaneous amputation of the toes and especially the little toes

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