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 [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.
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(hăl′yə-sēz′, hăl′ə-)
Plural of hallux.
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, hallus (hal'uks) (hal'us) (hal'u-sez?) plural.halluces [L.]
The great toe.

hallux dolorosus

Pain in the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe resulting from flatfoot.

hallux limitus

Limitation of range of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, usually with arthritic degeneration of the joint and pain. See: hallux rigidus

hallux malleus


hallux rigidus

The most advanced form of hallux limitus.

hallux valgus

Displacement of the great toe toward the other toes.
See: valgus

hallux varus

Displacement of the great toe away from the other toes.
See: varus
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