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hal·lux

 (hăl′əks)
n. pl. hal·lu·ces (hăl′yə-sēz′, hăl′ə-)
1. The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
2. A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.

[Medieval Latin hallux, blend of Latin allus, hallus, thumb, and Latin hallex, big toe.]

hallux

(ˈhæləks)
n
(Anatomy) the first digit on the hind foot of a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian; the big toe of man
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin allex big toe]

hal•lux

(ˈhæl əks)

n., pl. hal•lu•ces (ˈhæl yəˌsiz)
the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and of the hind foot of other vertebrates; big toe.
[1825–35; < Late Latin (h)allux, for Latin hallus, by association with pollex thumb]
hal′lu•cal (-yə kəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hallux - the first largest innermost toehallux - the first largest innermost toe  
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"
toe - one of the digits of the foot
Translations

hal·lux

n. L. dedo gordo del pie;
___ valgus___ valgus, desviación del dedo gordo hacia los otros dedos;
___ varus___ varus, separación del dedo gordo de los demás dedos;
___ rigidusrigidez en el dedo gordo.
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Most of the fossil tracks show three slender toes tipped by small claws, but some also bear the imprint of a small, rear-facing toe called a hallux.
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Thereby, increased force and pressure on a decreased contact area may cause foot ulcers at the first metatarsal and hallux (18).
Wing cord, tarsus depth, hallux length, and culmen correlated well with the mass of all birds, but tail length did not demonstrate a significant correlation with mass (Table 2).
Hallux valgus is the most common forefoot deformity, with an estimated prevalence of 23% in adults and 35% in those over age 65.
Technically known as hallux valgus and personally known to as many as 50% of American women and somewhat fewer men, a bunion is an enlargement of the metatar-sophalangeal joint or big toe joint.
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During the stance phase in sprinting, foot plantar pressure distribution is firstly characterized by the highest peaks under the medial and central forefoot, hallux and toes.
According to Schwartz, "People can develop chronic conditions like corns on the tops of and in between toes, hammertoes, calluses, ingrown toenails, hallux limitus (pain in the big toe) and hallux rigidus (a rigid big toe).
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In chronic cases, the range of motion of the hallux may be reduced as a result of fibrosis of the flexor hallucis longus tendon, which sits between the medial and lateral talar tubercles.