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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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Ultrasound measurements on the os calcis reflect more the microarchitecture of bone than the bone mass 1993: Blackwell Science Inc 238 MAIN ST, Cambridge, MA 02142.
INTRODUCTION: The calcaneum (Os calcis) is the largest and most often fractured tarsal bone.
Bone loss at the os calcis compared with bone loss at the knee in individuals with spinal cord injury.
Treatment of late complications after os calcis fractures.