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pes

[pees, peys] /pis, peɪs/
noun, plural pedes
[pee-deez, ped-eez] /ˈpi diz, ˈpɛd iz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
a foot or footlike part.
Origin of pes
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45, pes is from the Latin word pēs

pe

or peh

[pey] /peɪ/
noun
1.
the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
2.
either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.
Origin
1895-1900; < Hebrew pē, akin to peh mouth
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Historical Examples
  • Brevipes is from brevis, short; pes, foot; so called because of its short stem.

  • The description of the foot in the diagnosis of the family is based on the pes of this species.

    Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild
  • All the limbs are plantigrade and pentedactylate, and the digits of the pes are clawed.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The pes is digitigrade or plantigrade, and has three, rarely four, digits.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The metatarsals are ankylosed together, and the pes has four digits.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In the Echidnidae the pes is turned outwards and backwards in walking.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In the Pinnipedia the pes differs much from that in the Carnivora vera.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The pes consists of two parts, the ankle or tarsus and the foot.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • This is divisible into three portions, the thigh, the crus or shin, and the pes.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The Strombus (pes pelecani) with and without its dilated lip; also some small Crabs, and other things.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
British Dictionary definitions for pes

pes

/peɪz; piːz/
noun (pl) pedes (ˈpɛdiːz)
1.
the technical name for the human foot
2.
the corresponding part in higher vertebrates
3.
any footlike part
Word Origin
C19: New Latin: foot

PES

abbreviation
1.
Party of European Socialists: the Socialist, Democratic, and Labour parties of the European Union, founded in 1992

pe1

/peɪ; Hebrew pe/
noun
1.
the 17th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (פ or, at the end of a word, ף) transliterated as p or, when final, ph
Word Origin
from Hebrew peh mouth

pe2

abbreviation
1.
Peru

PE

abbreviation
1.
physical education
2.
potential energy
3.
Presiding Elder
4.
(esp in postal addresses) Prince Edward Island (Canadian Province)
5.
Also p.e. printer's error
6.
(statistics) probable error
7.
Protestant Episcopal
8.
(in South Africa) Port Elizabeth
9.
Peru (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pes

PE

1956 as an abbreviation of physical education (see physical).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pes in Medicine

pes (pās)
n. pl. pe·des (pěd'ās')

  1. The foot.

  2. A footlike or basal structure or part.

  3. Talipes.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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