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Related to trench foot: immersion foot
A condition of the foot resembling frostbite, caused by prolonged exposure to cold and dampness and often affecting soldiers in trenches.
[From its occurrence among soldiers in trenches.]
(Pathology) a form of frostbite affecting the feet of persons standing for long periods in cold water
injury of the skin, blood vessels, and nerves of the feet due to prolonged exposure to cold and moisture, common among soldiers serving in trenches.