calcaneus


cal·ca·ne·us

noun \-nē-əs\
plural -nei \-nē-ˌī\

Definition of CALCANEUS

:  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

cal·ca·ne·us

noun \-nē-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -nei \-nē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of CALCANEUS

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

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