American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quadrangular bone at the back of the tarsus. Also called heel bone.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as talipes calcaneus.
- n. the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
- From Latin calcāneus ("heel"), rare form of calx ("heel"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin calcāneus, heel, from Latin calcāneum, from calx, calc-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Vikings coach Brad Childress said Monday an MRI on Favre's foot revealed the fracture and an "avulsion" fracture in the calcaneus, which is the heel bone.”
“The calcaneus is the largest of the tarsal bones.”
“Childress said Monday the MRI revealed a fracture and an "avulsion" fracture in the calcaneus, which is the heel bone.”
“An MRI revealed that Favre has an evulsion fracture, in which the ligament pulls a piece of bone from the bone, of the calcaneus (heel bone) and a stress fracture.”
“In severe cases, you can get a calcaneus heel spur that makes things worse.”
“It is an inflammation of the connective tissue extending from the calcaneus, or heel bone, to the metatarsals at the ball of your foot.”
“I fractured my calcaneus right there in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in front of all those writers at the party and now I have to live with that, every day, that pain in my left heel, telling me, “Sean, you did this — every bit of this — to yourself.””
“• Ultrasonography (ultrasound) can be used to measure the density of the calcaneus (the bone in the heel).”
“Indications of occupational activities, such as bony modification of the calcaneus (heel bone) that might reflect constant mounting and dismounting of horses, will be of particular importance in identifying the remains.”
“To tone her waitress muscles-the extensor hallucis, the tendo calcaneus, the tibialis anterior-Ellen Cherry walked to work the next morning.”
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