heel bone

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heel bone

n.

heel bone

n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for calcaneus

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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About 1200 kilometers from his final destination, Kai Markus fractured both his heel bones when he fell into a ditch by a road in Hubei Province that was wet with rain.
Most recently he had undergone surgery for an abscess on one of his heel bones.
Stevens ran the largest dairy farm in Massachusetts in Barre, until he fell off the roof of his barn and landed on concrete, breaking both of his heel bones.
Tarsiers also have long feet, but they have elongated heel bones, not long metatarsals.
Lacerations to his head required staples to close, and he was undergoing X-rays for possible fractures to his heel bones.
Stone Age humans, unlike Neandertals, had heel bones spring-loaded for long runs, a new study suggests.
That's because of the shapes of their heel bones, say a team of scientists from the University of Arizona in Tucson and Harvard University.
Rajender Bapenka, 31, suffered a hand injury, Sumen Yerollo, 25, and Thripaphi Malkuni, 24, fractured right heel bones and Kishan Gaud, 32, burns to his right hand and cuts on his right leg and left hand.
Chocolate eaters had less dense hip, leg, and heel bones.