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Heberden nodes

Pronunciation: he'ber-den

Definition: exostoses about the size of a pea or smaller, found on the terminal phalanges of the fingers in osteoarthritis, which are enlargements of the tubercles at the articular extremities of the distal phalanges.

Synonym(s): tuberculum arthriticum1

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