calcaneal

adjective

cal·​ca·​ne·​al kal-ˈkā-nē-əl How to pronounce calcaneal (audio)
: relating to the heel or calcaneus

Examples of calcaneal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Summary Surgery for heel spurs (called calcaneal spur reduction) is done if conservative measures and other treatment options, are unable to relieve pain and loss of mobility. Stuart Hershman, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcaneal was in 1809

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“Calcaneal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcaneal. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

calcaneal

adjective
cal·​ca·​ne·​al kal-ˈkā-nē-əl How to pronounce calcaneal (audio)
variants also calcanean
1
: relating to the heel
2
: relating to the calcaneus
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