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 (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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Adj.1.calcaneal - relating to the heel bone or heel
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, calcanean
a. calcáneo-a, rel. al calcáneo;
___ bonehueso calcáneo;
___ fracturefractura calcánea.
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