calcaneum

noun
cal·​ca·​ne·​um | \ kal-ˈkā-nē-əm How to pronounce calcaneum (audio) \
plural calcanea\ kal-​ˈkā-​nē-​ə \

Definition of calcaneum

First Known Use of calcaneum

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calcaneum

Latin, heel — more at calk

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The first known use of calcaneum was in 1699

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“Calcaneum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcaneum. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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calcaneum

noun
cal·​ca·​ne·​um | \ kal-ˈkā-nē-əm How to pronounce calcaneum (audio) \
plural calcanea\ -​nē-​ə How to pronounce calcaneum (audio) \

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