calcaneus

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noun cal·ca·ne·us \-nē-əs\

Definition of calcaneus

plural

-nei

\-nē-ˌī\
  1. :  a tarsal bone that in humans is the large bone of the heel

Origin and Etymology of calcaneus

Late Latin, heel, alteration of Latin calcaneum


First Known Use: 1657


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calcaneus

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noun cal·ca·ne·us \-nē-əs\

Medical Definition of calcaneus

plural

calcanei

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

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