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calcaneum

[kal-key-nee-uh m] /kælˈkeɪ ni əm/
noun, plural calcanea
[kal-key-nee-uh] /kælˈkeɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1745-1755
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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British Dictionary definitions for calcaneum

calcaneus

/kælˈkeɪnɪəs/
noun (pl) -nei (-nɪˌaɪ), -nea (-nɪə)
1.
the largest tarsal bone, forming the heel in man Nontechnical name heel bone
2.
the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
Derived Forms
calcaneal, calcanean, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin: heel, from Latin calx heel
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