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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cuando se dispone de cierto grado de movimiento, el termino que se utiliza para describir la deformidad es Hallux limitus (2), aunque el proceso patologico se trata de una enfermedad articular degenerativa y de caracter progresivo secundario a la alteracion biomecanica o a una patologia local.
A comparison of radiographic measurements in normal, hallux valgus, and hallux limitus feet.
Potential subjects were excluded if they had previous bunion surgery hallux rigidus (stiff big toe), or hallux limitus (limited range of motion of the big toe); rheumatoid dis-ease; functional foot orthoses; pregnan-cy; or were age 60 years or greater.
KLL progressive staging classification of hallux limitus and hallux rigidus.
Birke JA, Cornwall MW: Relationship between hallux limitus and ulceration of the great toe.
Knee, hip and back pain, arthritis, and TMJ, a jaw problem that can lead to headaches and neck and back pain, can frequently be traced to a foot joint disorder called Functional Hallux Limitus, or FHL.
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).