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Related to valgus: hallux valgus, valgus stress test, cubitus valgus


1. Characterized by an abnormal outward turning of a bone, especially of the hip, knee, or foot.
2. Knock-kneed.
A valgus bone.

[Latin, bowlegged.]

val′goid′ (-goid′) adj.


(Pathology) pathol denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is displaced or twisted away from the midline of the body. See hallux valgus
[C19: from Latin: knock-kneed]


(ˈvæl gəs)

n., pl. -gus•es,
adj. n.
1. an abnormally turned position of a part of the bone structure of a human being, esp. of the leg.
2. bowlegged or knock-kneed.
[1790–1800; < Latin]


1. an abnormally turned condition of a bone in part of the human body, especially the leg.
2. the condition of being bow-legged.
See also: Body, Human
1. an abnormally turned condition of a bone in part of the human body, especially the leg.
2. the condition of being bowlegged.
See also: Bones
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valgus - a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
varus - a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree


adj valgo, desviado hacia afuera (refiriéndose a una extremidad o parte de ella en relación con el eje del cuerpo)
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