noun, plural cal·ca·ne·i [kal-key-nee-ahy]. /kælˈkeɪ niˌaɪ/.
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Origin of calcaneus
OTHER WORDS FROM calcaneuscal·ca·ne·al, cal·ca·ne·an, adjective
Words nearby calcaneus
Example sentences from the Web for calcaneus
Nam hic est ille unicus calcaneus seminis antiquo serpenti adversantis.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
In talipes calcaneus the toes are pointed upwards and the foot rests on the heel.
The tendo-calcaneus is detached from the calcaneus, the bursa dissected out, and the tendon replaced.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
It is most frequently met with as an addition to pes equinus or pes calcaneus of paralytic origin, and has already been described.
The deformity presents a combination of the hollow foot—pes cavus—with pes calcaneus, and resembles that of a Chinese lady's foot.