Hallux definition

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The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
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A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.
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The first toe on either of the hind legs of a terrestrial vertebrate; in humans, the large inner toe.
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The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
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A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.
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(anatomy) The big toe.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hallux
Plural:
halluces, halluxes

Origin of hallux

  • Medieval Latin hallux blend of Latin allus, hallus thumb and Latin hallex big toe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Latin allus, hallus.

    From Wiktionary