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calcaneum

[kal-key-nee-uh m]
noun, plural cal·ca·ne·a [kal-key-nee-uh] /kælˈkeɪ ni ə/.
  1. calcaneus.
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Origin of calcaneum

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 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 calcaneum does not articulate with the fibula, except in Macrauchenia.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The two bones of the proximal row are the astragalus and calcaneum.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds