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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.

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

hallux

/hal·lux/ (hal´uks) pl. hal´luces   [L.] the great toe.
hallux doloro´sus  a painful condition of the great toe, usually associated with flatfoot.
hallux flex´us  h. 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.
hallux va´rus  angulation of the great toe away from the other toes.

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.

hallux

[hal′əks] pl. halluces
Etymology: L, hallex, large toe
the great toe. Also spelled hallex.

hal·lux

(hal'ŭks) [TA]
The great toe; the first digit of the foot.
[a Mod. L. form for L. hallex (hallic-), great toe]

hallux

The big toe.

hallux

the first digit on the hind foot of vertebrates, such as the big toe in humans.

hallux

the first, great or big toe. hallux rigidus is a stiff and painful toe resulting from osteoarthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint. In hallux valgus the toe bends at this joint towards the second toe, and the joint bulges from the side of the foot. Can result in permanent displacement (possibly with a degree of external rotation) greater than 10%. Additional friction from poorly fitting footwear can result in a bursa, and the prominence of bone-plus-bursa is known as a bunion .

hallux

great toe; first toe
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