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trigger finger

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

compound trigger + finger

NounEdit

trigger finger (plural trigger fingers)

  1. a finger used in pulling the trigger of a firearm
  2. the forefinger
  3. (medicine) difficulty encountered in finger flexion or extension caused by the narrowing of the sheath that surrounds that finger's tendon

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ReferencesEdit

  • Mayo Clinic Staff (2007-10-12), "Trigger finger", Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. URL accessed on 2008-02-07.