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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 classic literature ?
Pierre first looked down the field across which vehicles and horsemen were passing that morning, then into the distance across the river, then at the dog who was pretending to be in earnest about biting him, and then at his bare feet which he placed with pleasure in various positions, moving his dirty thick big toes.
But when it was undressed and he caught a glimpse of wee, wee, little hands, little feet, saffron-colored, with little toes, too, and positively with a little big toe different from the rest, and when he saw Lizaveta Petrovna closing the wide-open little hands, as though they were soft springs, and putting them into linen garments, such pity for the little creature came upon him, and such terror that she would hurt it, that he held her hand back.
The foot in the boot with a hole in it had already grown numb, and he could no longer feel his big toe.
They were the same kind of footprints as were made at the time of the assault in The Yellow Room--one set was from clumsy boots and the other was made by neat ones, except that the big toe of one of the sets was of a different size from the one measured in The Yellow Room incident.
Why, ma'am, it was simple enough; he pulled the trigger with his big toe.
Tom drew a line in the dust with his big toe, and said:
Whilst we were at Durban he cut off a Kafir's big toe in a way which it was a pleasure to see.
said Hirst, examining the big toe on his left foot.
But it was on the steep downhill marches, three thousand feet in three hours, that he went utterly away from Kim, whose back ached with holding back, and whose big toe was nigh cut off by his grass sandal-string.