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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... one called Crane.....I was once upon a long time ago running after an opera career..but now I hold court in the shower. "Thy hand Belinda!" That just about fits the bill for this disease.
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