simian hand

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sim·i·an hand

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.
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Southern Culture on the Skids will slide into town next week carrying a carpetbag of "swamp pop, garage, R&B and monkey-paw surf.