foot drop

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noun Pathology.

extension of the foot caused by paralysis of the flexor muscles of the leg.

Origin of foot drop

First recorded in 1905–10
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foot-drop

n.

Paralysis or weakness of the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot and ankle, resulting in dragging of the foot and toes.drop foot
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