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calcaneum

[kal-key-nee-uh m] /kælˈkeɪ ni əm/
noun, plural calcanea
[kal-key-nee-uh] /kælˈkeɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of calcaneum
1745-1755
1745-55; short for Latin (os) calcāneum (bone) of the heel, equivalent to calc- (stem of calx) heel + -āneum, neuter of -āneus; see -an, -eous
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  • The calcaneum articulates with the fibula as in Artiodactyles.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The calcaneum does not articulate with the fibula, except in Macrauchenia.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The calcaneum has a large facet for articulation with the fibula, as in Artiodactyla.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The fibula articulates with the calcaneum, and the astragalus is very flat.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The two bones of the proximal row are the astragalus and calcaneum.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • It articulates with the fourth and fifth metatarsals and with the calcaneum.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The astragalus and the calcaneum differ slightly from those of ruminants.

  • It arises from the calcaneum, and passes to the four outer toes.

  • It then winds round the latter in placing itself on its inner side, then on its posterior surface, and reaches the calcaneum.

  • However, they pass from this region but to be soon continued by a tendon—the tendo-Achillis, which is inserted into the calcaneum.

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