clubfoot

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Talipes \Tal"i*pes\, noun [NL., fr. L. talus an ankle + pes, pedis, a foot; cf. L. talipedare to be weak in the feet, properly, to walk on the ankles.] (Surg.) The deformity called {clubfoot}. See {Clubfoot}.

Note: Several varieties are distinguished; as, {Talipes varus}, in which the foot is drawn up and bent inward; {T. valgus}, in which the foot is bent outward; {T. equinus}, in which the sole faces backward and the patient walks upon the balls of the toes; and {T. calcaneus} (called also {talus}), in which the sole faces forward and the patient walks upon the heel.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clubfoot \Club"foot\, noun [Club + foot.] (Med.) A short, variously distorted foot; also, the deformity, usually congenital, which such a foot exhibits; talipes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

clubfoot

noun

1: congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes [syn: {clubfoot}, {talipes}]


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