splayfoot

noun

splay·​foot ˈsplā-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce splayfoot (audio)
: a foot abnormally flattened and spread out
specifically : flatfoot
splayfooted adjective

Examples of splayfoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the human footprint expands, many amphibians are being pushed back into marginal areas, such as the Mexican cave system where the cave splayfoot salamander (Chiropterotriton mosaueri) turned up. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 22 Sep. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of splayfoot was in 1548

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“Splayfoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splayfoot. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

splayfoot

noun
: a foot abnormally flattened and spread out
specifically : flatfoot
splayfooted adjective
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