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a condition in which one or more arches of the foot have flattened out; called also pes planus, pes valgus, platypodia, and tarsoptosis.
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n. pl. splay·feet (-fēt′)
1. A physical deformity characterized by abnormally flat and turned-out feet.
2. A foot so affected.
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