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simian hand

 

Definition: alteration in the appearance of the hand resulting from a severe median nerve lesion, in which the thenar eminence is flattened due to muscle atrophy and the thumb is adducted and extended; the flattened hand resembles that of a monkey's paw.

Synonym(s): ape hand, monkey hand, monkey-paw

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