seal finger

noun

Medical Definition of seal finger

: a painful, swollen finger that results from infection especially with a bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma transmitted to individuals handling marine mammals and typically seals or sealskins

called also blubber finger

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“Seal finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/seal%20finger. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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