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ainhum

Pronunciation: ī′nŭm

Definition: An acquired, slowly progressive painful fibrous constriction that develops in the digitoplantar fold, usually of the little toe, gradually resulting in spontaneous amputation of the toe; most commonly affects black males in the tropics.

[fr. Af. (Lagos), to saw]

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