calcaneal tuberosity

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cal·ca·ne·al tu·ber·os·i·ty

[TA]
the posterior extremity of the calcaneus, or os calcis, forming the projection of the heel.

calcaneal tuberosity

a transverse elevation on the plantar surface of the calcaneus to which are attached the abductor digiti minimi, the long plantar ligament, and various other muscles, including the abductor hallucis and the flexor digitorum brevis.

cal·ca·ne·al tu·ber·os·i·ty

(kal-kā'nē-ăl tū'bĕr-os'i-tē) [TA]
The posterior extremity of the calcaneus, or os calcis, forming the projection of the heel.
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University of Arizona researcher David Raichlen and his colleagues have found that our modern human ancestors were better runner, because they have shorter limb bones, specifically Achilles tendon moment arm and calcaneal tuber from the calcaneus.