Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quadrangular bone at the back of the tarsus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as talipes calcaneus.

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

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  • noun the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin calcāneus, heel, from Latin calcāneum, from calx, calc-.]

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From Latin calcāneus ("heel"), rare form of calx ("heel").

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