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Calcaneus

In humans, the calcaneus (; from the Latin calcaneus or calcaneum, meaning heel) or heel bone is a bone of the tarsus of the foot which constitutes the heel. In some other animals, it is the point of the hock.

WordNet

calcaneus

n. the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel [syn: heelbone, os tarsi fibulare]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

calcaneus

from Latin (os) calcaneum "bone of the heel," from calcem (nominative calx (1)) "heel."

Wiktionary

calcaneus

n. The large bone making up the heel of the human foot, the heel bone.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Usage examples of "calcaneus".

Though coated with a thick, calcareous crust, an iron nail could be seen traversing the calcaneus from side to side.

If Jake had been able to get DNA or pursue other testing, maybe scanning electron microscopy of the calcaneus lesion, we might have learned more.

They continued to work, the virgin soil yielding up brown: a long bone, then the talus and calcaneus of a heel, pointing skyward as if the corpse had been placed in the earth facedown.

I should be able to perform an osteotomy of the distal part of the calcaneus combined with a plantar fasciotomy and posteromedial release.

Instead of worrying about his wife, he tried to review in his memory an article by an orthopedist decrying the effects of shoes that forced the foot to strike with high impact on the calcaneus at each step and the further skeletal deterioration caused by leather soles and hard rubber heels.

He could see the knobby calcaneus in her bare heel, uncushioned by flesh, as she left the room.