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calcaneus

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noun, cal·ca·ne·us \-nē-əs\

Definition of calcaneus

plural -nei \-nē-ˌī\

  1. :  a tarsal bone that in humans is the large bone of the heel



Origin of calcaneus

Late Latin, heel, alteration of Latin calcaneum


First Known Use: circa 1925


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calcaneus

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noun cal·ca·ne·us \-nē-əs\

Medical Definition of calcaneus

plural calcanei \-nē-ˌī\play

  1. :  a tarsal bone that in humans is the large bone of the heel—called also heel bone, os calcis



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