Definitions

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

  • n. See clubfoot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ankle and foot
  • n. clubfoot (abbreviation from talipes equinovarus (TEV))

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The deformity called clubfoot. See clubfoot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A club-foot; a deformed foot, as of man, in which the member is twisted out of shape or position.
  • n. Clubfootedness; taliped malformation.
  • n. In zoology, a natural formation of the feet by which they are twisted into an unusual position, as in the sloths.

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

  • n. congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes

Etymologies

New Latin tālipēs, tāliped- : Latin tālus, ankle + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin talus ("ankle") + pes ("foot") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term "talipes" is commonly used to include all these, but here it will be restricted to that form in which the heel is more or less elevated, and the foot supinated so that it rests on its lateral border -- _talipes equino-varus_.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Musculature of legs was in a constant mild clonus, and the right foot was kept in position of talipes equinovarus.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

  • He had read everything in the library which treated of talipes in its various forms.

    Of Human Bondage

  • His reading told him that whatever might have been done when he was a small boy, and then treatment of talipes was not as skilful as in the present day, there was small chance now of any great benefit.

    Of Human Bondage

  • "I suppose you've got talipes equinus?" he said, turning suddenly to

    Of Human Bondage

  • Jacobs accepted with pleasure, since he was interested just then in neglected talipes and was getting together materials for a paper.

    Of Human Bondage

  • Massage is a valuable remedy in the complicated local nerve-troubles, so frequently caused by a condition of talipes valgus.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • (See rules for treating paralysis on page 124.) In talipes equino-varus where the toes come to the floor and the heel is drawn up and the foot inverted we massage the tibialis anticus, peroneus tertius and peroneus longus principally.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • In talipes equino-varus where the toes touch the floor and the heel is drawn up and the foot is everted, we treat the tibialis anticus and the peroneus tertius principally.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

  • In talipes calcaneus, where the heel only touches the floor, we massage the posterior part of the leg to strengthen the soleus and gastrocnemius.

    Massage and the Original Swedish Movements

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