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hallux

 [hal´uks] (pl. hal´luces) (L.)
the great toe.
hallux doloro´sus a painful disease of the great toe, usually associated with flatfoot.
hallux flex´us hallux rigidus.
hallux mal´leus hammer toe affecting the great toe.
hallux ri´gidus painful flexion deformity of the great toe with limitation of motion at the metatarsophalangeal joint.
hallux val´gus angulation of the great toe toward the other toes of the foot.
hallux va´rus angulation of the great toe away from the other toes of the foot.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

great toe [I]

[TA]
the first digit of the foot.
Synonym(s): hallux [TA], digitus pedis primus [I] [I]* ☆ , hallex, hallus, pollex pedis, primary digit of foot
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hallux

(hăl′əks)
n. pl. halluces (hăl′yə-sēz′, hăl′ə-)
1. The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
2. A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.
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hal·lux

(hal'ŭks) [TA]
The great toe; the first digit of the foot.
[a Mod. L. form for L. hallex (hallic-), great toe]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hallux

The big toe.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hallux

the first digit on the hind foot of vertebrates, such as the big toe in humans.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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