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hal·lux

 (hăl′əks)
n. pl. hal·lu·ces (hăl′yə-sēz′, hăl′ə-)
1. The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
2. A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.

[Medieval Latin hallux, blend of Latin allus, hallus, thumb, and Latin hallex, big toe.]

hallux

(ˈhæləks)
n
(Anatomy) the first digit on the hind foot of a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian; the big toe of man
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin allex big toe]

hal•lux

(ˈhæl əks)

n., pl. hal•lu•ces (ˈhæl yəˌsiz)
the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and of the hind foot of other vertebrates; big toe.
[1825–35; < Late Latin (h)allux, for Latin hallus, by association with pollex thumb]
hal′lu•cal (-yə kəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hallux - the first largest innermost toehallux - the first largest innermost toe  
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"
toe - one of the digits of the foot
Translations

hal·lux

n. L. dedo gordo del pie;
___ valgus___ valgus, desviación del dedo gordo hacia los otros dedos;
___ varus___ varus, separación del dedo gordo de los demás dedos;
___ rigidusrigidez en el dedo gordo.
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Uno de los segmentos anatomicos que presenta mayor interes clinico en el pie es el hallux. Este dedo, en posicion normal, se encuentra en aduccion en relacion al eje del pie.
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In fact, the researchers in this 2009 study published in the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorder, warned that children that wear too small shoes for them stand a higher risk of suffering from hallux valgus, a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe.
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Hallux valgus, also commonly called a "bunion", is a frequent painful deformity of the feet.
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A 22-year-old active-duty man presented with left hallux pain, which he had experienced for several years due to an "ingrown toenail." During the 3 to 4 months prior to presentation, his pain had progressed to the point that he had difficulty with weight-bearing activities.