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English definition of “snuffbox”


noun [C] uk   /ˈsnʌf.bɒks/ us    /ˈsnʌfˌbɑks/

snuffbox noun [C] (container)

snuffbox noun [C] (part of body)

specialized anatomy a hollow on the back of the hand between the thumb and the index finger (= the finger next to the thumb): Pain is in the area of the anatomic snuffbox and is worse with wrist flexion.
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