Main en lorgnette

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Main en lorgnette --> opera-glass hand

a deformity of the hand seen in chronic absorptive arthritis, the fingers and wrists being shortened and the covering skin wrinkled into transverse folds; the phalanges appear to be retracted into one another like an opera glass or miniature telescope.

Synonym: main en lorgnette.

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