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Inflammation of an entire digit (a finger or toe).
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an inflammatory affection of the fingers
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. da`ktylos finger + -itis.]
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Dactylitis or sausage digit is inflammation of an entire digit, and can be painful.
The word dactyl comes from the Greek word "daktylos" meaning "finger". In its medical term, it refers to both the fingers and the toes.
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