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hallux

play
noun hal·lux \ˈha-ləks\

Definition of hallux

plural halluces play \ˈha-lə-ˌsēz, ˈhal-yə-\

  1. :  the innermost digit (as the big toe) of a hind or lower limb



Origin of hallux

New Latin, from Latin hallus, hallux


First Known Use: 1831


Medical Dictionary

hallux

play
noun hal·lux \ˈhal-əks\

Medical Definition of hallux

plural halluces \ˈhal-(y)ə-ˌsēz\play play

  1. :  the innermost digit (as the big toe in humans) of a hind or lower limb




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