- an abnormally turned position of a part of the bone structure of a human being, especially of the leg.
- of or in such a position; bowlegged, knock-kneed, or the like.
Origin of valgus
1790–1800; < Latin: knock-kneed
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Valgus or varus are associated with it; the more common form is talipes calcaneo-valgus.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Valgus, val′gus, n. a bow-legged man: a form of club-foot—talipes valgus:—pl.
- pathol denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is displaced or twisted away from the midline of the bodySee hallux valgus
Word Origin for valgus
C19: from Latin: knock-kneed
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Latin, literally "bandy-legged."
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- Characterized by an abnormal outward turning of a bone, especially of the hip, knee, or foot; occasionally used to indicate an inward turning.
- A bone of the leg or foot characterized by such an abnormality.
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