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calcaneus

Pronunciation: kal-kā′nē-ŭs, -kā′nē-ī

Definition: The largest of the tarsal bones; it forms the heel and articulates with the cuboid anteriorly and the talus superiorly.

Synonym(s): talipes calcaneus

Synonym(s): calcaneal bone, calcaneum, heel bone, os calcis

[L. the heel (another form of calcaneum)]

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