Definitions

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

  • n. An abnormal position of a bone of the leg or foot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A deformity in which the foot is turned inward. See talipes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deformity characterized by inversion of the foot. See talipes varus.
  • n. A knock-kneed man.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL. (Stål, 1865).] A genus of hemipterous insects
  • n. Acne

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

  • n. a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree

Etymologies

From Latin vārus, crooked.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A new shoe can create issues if it has varus wedge built into the sole and a previous shoe did not, or vice versa.

    Ask Nick: Speed wobble, shoe covers and single-ringing it

  • Also in contrast to certain shoe designs, Giro wanted a neutral platform, free of any built-in varus or valgus wedge or cant.

    Tech Feature – Giro launches full line of cycling shoes

  • With the varus battle you're completely in the clear because it's so near in time to Tacitus' account.

    Human sacrifice in Anglo-Saxon England

  • People with other special needs include those who are bow-legged or have forefoot varus, in which the big-toe portion of the foot is angled upward, he adds.

    Seeking Foot Support

  • Finis et Hesperiae promoto milite varus, Quaque sub Herculeo sacratus numine Portus Urget rupe cava Pelagus, non Corus in illum

    Travels through France and Italy

  • He had a foot forming almost a straight line with the leg, which, however, did not prevent it from being turned in, so that it was an equinus together with something of a varus, or else a slight varus with a strong tendency to equinus.

    Madame Bovary

  • Achilles, and, if need were, the anterior tibial muscle could be seen to afterwards for getting rid of the varus; for the doctor did not dare to risk both operations at once; he was even trembling already for fear of injuring some important region that he did not know.

    Madame Bovary

  • He devised a new treatment for «pes varus» and published a well-illustrated work on phosphorus necrosis and another on coxa vara.

    Theodor Kocher - Biography

  • The term variola is from the Latin varus, a pimple.

    Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86

  • 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

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