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  • n. The calcaneus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the bones of the tarsus which in man, forms the great bone of the heel; -- called also fibulare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, one of the tarsal bones, the os calcis, or bone of the heel; the outer one of the bones of the proximal row, in its generalized condition called the fibulare; in man, the largest bone of the tarsus, forming the prominence of the heel. See cuts under foot, hock, and Ornithoscelida.
  • n. In ornithology, a bony process or protuberance on the back of the upper end of the tarsometatarsal bone: so called because considered by some as the representative of the os calcis; but the latter is more generally regarded as represented in the outer condyle of the tibia.


Latin the heel, from calx, calcis. (Wiktionary)


  • Their ankle bones are uniquely strange, with the calcaneum housing a canal that runs diagonally through the bone (Bleefeld & Bock 2002).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Et postea egressus est frater ejus, et manus ejus tenebat calcaneum

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • She moved on to the calcaneum, massaging the side of the heel back to the Achilles tendon.

    The Rowan

  • The two conditions should not be confused, however, as the parts may be definitely outlined by palpation and the slack condition of the tendon and displaced summit of the calcaneum, which characterize fracture of the fibular tarsal bone, are easily recognized.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • A portion of the body of the calcaneum was protruding through the perforated skin.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • In the case cited by Hoare the animal evinced great pain and uneasiness; the hock was unduly flexed; the calcaneum was displaced forward; and marked crepitation was present.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • In some instances the protruding parts assume large proportions, but always, because of the relationship between the fibular tarsal bone (calcaneum) and the tendon sheath, the larger protrusion is situated mesially.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • The hock is said to be curbed when the normal appearance, viewed from the side, is that of bulging posteriorly at any point between the summit of the calcaneum and the upper third of the metatarsus.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Near the middle of the leg, the nerve recrosses the artery to its outer side and in this relative position both descend to a point about midway between the inner ankle and calcaneum, where they appear having the tendons of the tibialis posticus and flexor longus digitorum to their inner side and the tendon of the flexor longus pollicis on their outer side.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Placed at first between the origin of the abductor pollicis and the calcaneum, the external plantar artery passes outwards between the short common flexor,

    Surgical Anatomy


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