noun, plural cal·ca·ne·i [kal-key-nee-ahy] /kælˈkeɪ niˌaɪ/.
- calcaneocuboid ligament,
- calcareous conjunctivitis,
- calcareous degeneration
Origin of calcaneus
Examples from the Web for calcaneus
If there is a bony projection from the calcaneus, it should be shaved off with the chisel.
The tendo-calcaneus is detached from the calcaneus, the bursa dissected out, and the tendon replaced.
A second diagnostic point is the abnormal position of the calcaneus and scaphoid with relation to the malleoli and astragalus.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
noun plural -nei (-nɪˌaɪ) or -nea (-nɪə)
Word Origin for calcaneus
from Latin (os) calcaneum "bone of the heel," from calcem (nominative calx (1)) "heel."