Skip to Content
Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ak′rō-as-fik′sē-ă


Impaired digital circulation, possibly a mild form of Raynaud disease, marked by a purplish or waxy white color of the fingers, with subnormal local temperature and paresthesia.

Synonym(s): dead fingers, waxy fingers

[acro- + G. asphyxia, stoppage of the pulse]

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.