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fallen arch

collapse of the arch formed by the instep of the foot, resulting in flat feet
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  • Bar-rail instep, which is a fallen arch reversed, was a common complaint among us.

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fallen arch in Medicine

fallen arch fall·en arch (fô'lən)
A breaking down of the longitudinal or transverse arch of the foot, resulting in flat foot or spread foot.

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