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valgus

[val-guh s] /ˈvæl gəs/
noun, plural valguses.
1.
an abnormally turned position of a part of the bone structure of a human being, especially of the leg.
adjective
2.
of or in such a position; bowlegged, knock-kneed, or the like.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Latin: knock-kneed
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British Dictionary definitions for valgus

valgus

/ˈvælɡəs/
adjective
1.
(pathol) denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is displaced or twisted away from the midline of the body See hallux valgus
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: knock-kneed
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Word Origin and History for valgus
adj.

Latin, literally "bandy-legged."

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valgus in Medicine

valgus val·gus (vāl'gəs)
adj.
Characterized by an abnormal outward turning of a bone, especially of the hip, knee, or foot; occasionally used to indicate an inward turning. n.
A bone of the leg or foot characterized by such an abnormality.

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