valgus

adjective
val·​gus | \ ˈval-gəs How to pronounce valgus (audio) \

Definition of valgus

1 : of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned outward away from the midline of the body to an abnormal degree a valgus heel valgus deformity of the big toe
2 : varus sense 1 used of the knee

Other Words from valgus

valgus noun

First Known Use of valgus

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for valgus

borrowed from Latin, "knock-kneed," of uncertain origin

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“Valgus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valgus. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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valgus

adjective
val·​gus | \ ˈval-gəs How to pronounce valgus (audio) \

Medical Definition of valgus

1 : turned outward especially : of, relating to, or being a deformity in which an anatomical part is turned outward away from the midline of the body to an abnormal degree a valgus heel valgus deformity of the big toe — see cubitus valgus, hallux valgus, talipes valgus — compare genu valgum, genu varum
2 : varus sense 1 used especially in orthopedics of the knee changes spontaneously from the initial varus (bowing) to a valgus position (knock-knee) at about age 2 to 3— Joan M. Walker

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