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sole of foot

 

Definition: the inferior aspect or bottom of the foot, much of which is in contact with the ground when standing; it is covered with hairless, usually nonpigmented skin that is especially thickened and provided with epidermal ridges over the weight-bearing areas.

Synonym(s): planta pedisTA, plantar region, regio plantaris, plantar surface of foot

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