Halluces

hallux

[hal-uhks]
noun, plural halluces [hal-yuh-seez] . Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and other primates or of the hind foot of other mammals; great toe; big toe.
2.
the comparable, usually backward-directed digit in birds.

Origin:
1825–35; < Late Latin (h)allux, for Latin hallus, by association with pollex thumb

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hallux (ˈhæləks)
 
n
the first digit on the hind foot of a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian; the big toe of man
 
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin allex big toe]

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hallux hal·lux (hāl'əks)
n. pl. hal·lu·ces (hāl'yə-sēz', hāl'ə-)

  1. The big toe.

  2. A homologous or similar digit on the hind foot of certain mammals.

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