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cal·ca·ne·us

 (kăl-kā′nē-əs) also cal·ca·ne·um (-nē-əm)
n. pl. cal·ca·ne·i (-nē-ī′) also cal·ca·ne·a (-nē-ə)
The quadrangular bone at the back of the tarsus. Also called heel bone.

[Late Latin calcāneus, heel, from Latin calcāneum, from calx, calc-.]

cal·ca′ne·al adj.

calcaneus

(kælˈkeɪnɪəs) or

calcaneum

n, pl -nei (-nɪˌaɪ) or -nea (-nɪə)
1. (Anatomy) the largest tarsal bone, forming the heel in man. Nontechnical name: heel bone
2. (Zoology) the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
[C19: from Late Latin: heel, from Latin calx heel]
calˈcaneal, calˈcanean adj

cal•ca•ne•us

(kælˈkeɪ ni əs)

n., pl. -ne•i (-niˌaɪ)
the largest tarsal bone, forming the prominence of the heel.
[1920–25; < Late Latin]

calcaneus

The tarsal bone that comprises the heel bone. See tarsus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcaneus - the largest tarsal bonecalcaneus - the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
Translations

cal·ca·ne·us

, calcanei
n. calcáneo, hueso del talón;
pop. calcañal, calcañar.
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We used the calcaneus bone for QUS assessment because it contains a large percentage of trabecular bone, which has a high metabolic turnover rate (Toyras et al.
As part of the KT protocol, the target KT site was marked, starting from the posterior margin of the calcaneus bone and ending at the metatarsal joints.
Displaced fracture of calcaneus bone on right side.