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ainhum

 [ān´hum, i´num, or [Portuguese] īn-yoom´]
a condition of unknown origin, seen chiefly in dark-skinned people, consisting of a linear constriction that causes spontaneous amputation of the fourth or fifth toe.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ai·nhum

(ī'nŭm), [MIM*103400]
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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A possibly autosomal dominant condition affecting young black men of Africa and Central America, in whom broad fibrous bands cause annular digito-plantar constriction, especially of the 5th toe, causing autoamputation
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ain·hum

(ī-nyum')
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 ciiommonly affects black males in the tropics.
[fr. Af. (Lagos), to saw]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ainhum

Fissuring in the fold between the toes or fingers followed by the development of a constricting band around the base of the digit, usually the little toe, which eventually leads to spontaneous amputation. The condition is fairly common in Africa.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005