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[pees, peys]
noun, plural pe·des [pee-deez, ped-eez] /ˈpi diz, ˈpɛd iz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. a foot or footlike part.
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Origin of pes

First recorded in 1835–45, pes is from the Latin word pēs
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  1. the plural of pes
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abbreviation for
  1. Party of European Socialists: the Socialist, Democratic, and Labour parties of the European Union, founded in 1992
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noun plural pedes (ˈpɛdiːz)
  1. the technical name for the human foot
  2. the corresponding part in higher vertebrates
  3. any footlike part
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin: foot
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pedes in Medicine


n. pl. pe•des (pĕdās′)
  1. The foot.
  2. A footlike or basal structure or part.
  3. Talipes.
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