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mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel' Achilles
large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf Achilles tendon , tendon of Achilles
extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons Babinski , Babinski reflex , Babinski sign
heel bone calcaneus
largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel calcaneus , heelbone , os tarsi fibulare
congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes clubfoot , talipes
broad heel of medium height on women's shoes Cuban heel
downward stroke from the heel to the tip of the bow down-bow
accompany the peroneal arteries; arising in the heel and running up the back of the leg to join the posterior tibial veins of the popliteal vein fibular vein , peroneal vein , vena peroneus
footwear (shoes or slippers) with no heel (or a very low heel) flats
fairly high narrow heel on women's shoes French heel
sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward gad , spur
ulcerated chilblain on the heel kibe
one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot lift
shoe, layer of material in heel of lift
low leather step-in shoe; the top resembles a moccasin but it has a broad flat heel Loafer
slipper that has no fitting around the heel mule , scuff
flexion of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front in persons over the age of 2 years; under 2 years the results should be extension of the toes (Babinski reflex) plantar reflex
piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp quarter
ancient Roman unit of length (4.85 English feet) measured as the distance from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot when next it touches the ground Roman pace
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