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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.
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