A condition in which a band of fibrous tissue grows around the base of a toe, especially the fifth, eventually resulting in loss of the digit. It occurs mainly in the tropics and is associated with going barefoot, though its cause is unknown.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Sailor John certainly had ainhum.
- Because the occurrence of ainhum is rare, discussion of the disease is lacking in medical literature.
- Three cases of Ainhum are reported and injections of cortisone were given with temporary relief.
late 19th century: from Portuguese, based on Yoruba eyun 'saw'.
Definición de ainhum en:
- el diccionario Inglés británico e internacional