Definition of calcaneus
: a tarsal bone that in humans is the large bone of the heel
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So, in space there’s a lot of bone degradation so there’s a lot of osteoporosis, especially in the calcaneus, the heel bone.
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Origin and Etymology of calcaneus
Late Latin, heel, alteration of Latin calcaneum
First Known Use: 1657See Words from the same year
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