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foot drop

noun, Pathology.
extension of the foot caused by paralysis of the flexor muscles of the leg.
Origin of foot drop
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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foot-drop n.
Paralysis or weakness of the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot and ankle, resulting in dragging of the foot and toes. Also called drop foot.

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