calcaneum

calcaneum

[kal-key-nee-uhm]
noun, plural calcanea [kal-key-nee-uh] .

Origin:
1745–55; short for Latin (os) calcāneum (bone) of the heel, equivalent to calc- (stem of calx) heel + -āneum, neuter of -āneus; see -an, -eous

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calcaneus or calcaneum (kælˈkeɪnɪəs, kælˈkeɪnɪəm)
 
n , pl -nei, -nea
1.  Nontechnical name: heel bone the largest tarsal bone, forming the heel in man
2.  the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
 
[C19: from Late Latin: heel, from Latin calx heel]
 
calcaneum or calcaneum (kælˈkeɪnɪəs, kælˈkeɪnɪəm, -nɪˌaɪ, -nɪə)
 
n
 
[C19: from Late Latin: heel, from Latin calx heel]
 
cal'caneal or calcaneum
 
adj
 
cal'canean or calcaneum
 
adj

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