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calcaneum

[ kal-key-nee-uhm ]
/ kælˈkeɪ ni əm /
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noun, plural cal·ca·ne·a [kal-key-nee-uh]. /kælˈkeɪ ni ə/.
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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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