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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.

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

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]

calcaneus

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

cal·ca·ne·us

, calcanei
n. calcáneo, hueso del talón;
pop. calcañal, calcañar.
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Two calcanea and two astragali also have exostoses; one of these calcanea was probably fused with astragalus.
Material: cranium, 5 molars, tusks, scapulae, humeri, radius, carpals, metacarpals, 3 ribs, femora, tibiae, fibula, calcanea, tarsals, metatarsals, 2 caudal vertebrae.