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hammer toe

See also: hammertoe


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hammer toe (plural hammer toes)

  1. A deformity of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent at the first joint, resembling a hammer.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 539:
      He had contracted a hammer-toe from his solitary walking about the town.

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