Definition of hammertoe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhamərˌtō/


A toe that is bent permanently downward, typically as a result of pressure from footwear.
Example sentences
  • Bunions and bunionettes, hammer toe and neuromas - a painful thickening of a nerve that runs between two toes - were all much more prevalent in women.
  • Lops has been correlated with a risk of ulceration, especially in biomechanically unbalanced feet with secondary bony prominences, such as bunions or hammer toes.
  • The main reason why so many people have problems ranging from bunions to hammer toes is poor choice of shoes and their improper fit.

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Syllabification: ham·mer·toe

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