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talus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Talus  \Ta"lus\,  n.;  pl  {Tali}.  [L.,  the  ankle,  the  ankle  bone.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  astragalus. 
 
  2.  (Surg.)  A  variety  of  clubfoot  ({Talipes  calcaneus}).  See 
  the  Note  under  {Talipes}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Talus  \Ta"lus\,  n.  [F.] 
  1.  (Fort.)  A  slope;  the  inclination  of  the  face  of  a  work 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  A  sloping  heap  of  fragments  of  rock  lying  at  the 
  foot  of  a  precipice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Talipes  \Tal"i*pes\,  n.  [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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  talus 
  n  1:  a  sloping  mass  of  rocks  at  the  base  of  a  cliff  [syn:  {scree}] 
  2:  the  bone  in  the  ankle  that  articulates  with  the  leg  bones  to 
  form  the  ankle  joint  [syn:  {anklebone},  {astragal},  {astragalus}] 




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