immersion foot

noun

im·​mer·​sion foot i-ˈmər-zhən-, -shən How to pronounce immersion foot (audio)
: a painful condition of the feet marked by inflammation and stabbing pain and followed by discoloration, swelling, ulcers, and numbness due to prolonged exposure to moist cold usually without actual freezing

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“Immersion foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/immersion%20foot. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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