Feet and Legs
Feet and Legs
any invertebrate of the phylum that includes insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods with jointed legs. — arthropod, arthropodal, arthropodan, arthropodous, adj.
a hooved animal having an even number of toes or digits on each foot, as pigs, sheep, deer, etc. — artiodactylous, adj.
an animal, as man, having two feet. — bipedal, adj.
an earlier and still frequent term for podiatry. — chiropodist, n. — chiropodial, adj.
a person with only one leg or foot, usually as the result of a birth defect.
care of the feet, either in a cosmetic or medical sense. — pedicurist, n.
the quality of having five digits on each hand and foot. — pentadactylate, pentadactylic, pentadactylous, adj.
the condition of having more than the usual number of digits on a hand or foot which are also excessively large and uneven. — perisso-dactylate, perissodactylic, perissodactylous, adj.
gout affecting the foot. — podagral, podagric, podagrical, podagrous, adj.
a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of the foot. Also called podology. — podiatrist, n. — podiatric, adj.
the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers. — polydactylous, adj.
a person who has six fingers or six toes.
clubfoot; the state or condition of having a clubfoot. — taliped, adj.
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