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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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Electrodes are fixed, red positive electrode is placed under the metatarsal heads and the black negative electrode is placed under the calcaneal bone.
The calcaneal bone was covered merely by nonviable granulation tissue.
Physical examination showed an 8 cm x 4 cm-sized wound of the right heel with calcaneal bone exposure [Figure 1]a.
The value of calcaneal bone mass measurement using a dual X-ray laser Calscan device in risk screening for osteoporosis.
Calcaneal bone mineral density (BMD) was measured using the LUNAR Achilles-plus Solo bone Densitometer (WI, US), according to the manufacture's protocol.