calcaneum

noun

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

Examples of calcaneum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In both instances, the nail was found still embedded in the calcaneum, which is the largest bone in the foot and forms the heel. Fredrick Kunkle, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, heel — more at calk

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calcaneum was in 1699

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Cite this Entry

“Calcaneum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcaneum. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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