from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quadrangular bone at the back of the tarsus. Also called heel bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The large bone making up the heel of the human foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as talipes calcaneus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel


Late Latin calcāneus, heel, from Latin calcāneum, from calx, calc-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin calcāneus ("heel"), rare form of calx ("heel"). (Wiktionary)


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