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 (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.


(kælˈkeɪnɪəs) or


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


(kælˈkeɪ ni əs)

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


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"


, calcanei
n. calcáneo, hueso del talón;
pop. calcañal, calcañar.
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To perform SWV measurements, sites that were approximately 2-4 cm above the insertion on the calcaneus were selected as ROI.
The forceful plantar flexion of the foot-ankle-complex that these positions have in common produces compression between the calcaneus and the posterior aspect of the tibia, and in these positions the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) is an important stabilizer of the foot.
Thus, the aim of this research was to determine the difference in Calcaneus QUS and body composition according to physical activity in preschool children.
The ultrasound scanning of calcaneus of the left foot was performed with Hologic Sahara device (Hologic, Inc.
The measurement site for BMD was the calcaneus of patient.
Normal neutral foot alignment is compromised of 3 things: l) Neutral Subtalar Joint 2) Vertical Calcaneus (in line with lower leg) 3) Metatarsal Heads Perpendicular to neutral calcaneus/subtalar joint.
1,2) The underlying condition for PF is tissue breakdown near the site of origin of the plantar fascia at the medial tuberosity of the calcaneus.
X-ray and CT of the left foot were obtained (Figure 1, shows lateral X-ray of the left ankle, two bony masses separately indentified and located to the posterior of the left talus above the calcaneus.
The original technique is performed by an oblique based full thickness lateral incision on the calcaneus in line of the osteotomy (4,5) posterior to the peroneal tendons and the sural nerve.
There were also signs of bone degradation in the orbital cavity, in the L5 vertebral body, one rib, scapula, iliac, calcaneus and on articular surfaces of a metatarsal bone.