valgus

valgus

[val-guhs] Pathology.
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; < Latin: knock-kneed

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valgus (ˈvælɡəs)
 
adj
pathol See hallux valgus denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is displaced or twisted away from the midline of the body
 
[C19: from Latin: knock-kneed]

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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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