Feet and Legs
arthropod any invertebrate of the phylum that includes insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods with jointed legs. —arthropod, arthropodal, arthropodan, arthropodous, adj. artiodactyl a hooved animal having an even number of toes or digits on each foot, as pigs, sheep, deer, etc. —artiodactylous, adj. biped an animal, as man, having two feet. —bipedal, adj. chiropody an earlier and still frequent term for podiatry. —chiropodist, n. —chiropodial, adj. monopus a person with only one leg or foot, usually as the result of a birth defect. pedicure care of the feet, either in a cosmetic or medical sense. —pedicurist, n. pentadactylism the quality of having five digits on each hand and foot. —pentadactylate, pentadactylic, pentadactylous, adj. perissodactylism the condition of having more than the usual number of digits on a hand or foot which are also excessively large and uneven. —perisso-dactylate, perissodactylic, perissodactylous, adj. podagra gout affecting the foot. —podagral, podagric, podagrical, podagrous, adj. podiatry a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of the foot. Also called podology. —podiatrist, n. —podiatric, adj. podology podiatry. polydactylism the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers. —polydactylous, adj. sexdigitist a person who has six fingers or six toes. talipes clubfoot; the state or condition of having a clubfoot. —taliped, adj.