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[hal-uh ks] /ˈhæl əks/
noun, plural halluces
[hal-yuh-seez] /ˈhæl yəˌsiz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology.
the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and other primates or of the hind foot of other mammals; great toe; big toe.
the comparable, usually backward-directed digit in birds.
Origin of hallux
1825-35; < Late Latin (h)allux, for Latin hallus, by association with pollex thumb Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for halluces


the first digit on the hind foot of a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian; the big toe of man
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Late Latin allex big toe
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Word Origin and History for halluces



1831, from Modern Latin hallux, corruption of allex "great toe."

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halluces in Medicine

hallux hal·lux (hāl'əks)
n. pl. hal·lu·ces (hāl'yə-sēz', hāl'ə-)

  1. The big toe.

  2. A homologous or similar digit on the hind foot of certain mammals.

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