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cal·ca·ne·us

 (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.
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calcaneus

(kælˈkeɪnɪəs) or

calcaneum

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
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cal•ca•ne•us

(kælˈkeɪ ni əs)

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

The tarsal bone that comprises the heel bone. See tarsus.
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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"
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Translations

cal·ca·ne·us

, calcanei
n. calcáneo, hueso del talón;
pop. calcañal, calcañar.
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References in periodicals archive ?
It attaches the tendons of gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the calcaneus bone of the heel and causes plantar flexion of foot at the ankle joint1.
The CT scan revealed an osteoporotic bony destructive fracture, more precisely of the average and anterior part of the calcaneus bone. There was a fracture regarding the posterior subtalar joint.
We used the calcaneus bone for QUS assessment because it contains a large percentage of trabecular bone, which has a high metabolic turnover rate (Toyras et al., 2002).
As part of the KT protocol, the target KT site was marked, starting from the posterior margin of the calcaneus bone and ending at the metatarsal joints.