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Medical Term:

Dupuytren contracture

Pronunciation: du-pwe-tren[h]'

Definition: a disease of the palmar fascia resulting in thickening and shortening of fibrous bands on the palmar surface of the hand and fingers, resulting in a characteristic flexion deformity of the fourth and fifth digits.

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