calcaneal definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or with respect to the calcaneus (heel-bone).
    • related to the calcaneum.
    • relating to the heel-bone or heel
    • Of or with respect to the calcaneus (heel-bone).
    • regarding the calcaneum.
    • relating to the heel bone or heel
  • others:
    • In structure, regarding the calcaneum or heel-bone: as, calcaneal arteries, ligaments, etc.
    • In ornithology, of or related to the rear upper part of the tarsometatarsus (tarsus of ordinary-language) of a bird, in which there clearly was usually a tuberosity regarded by some ornithologists as a calcaneum, so named by all of them: since, a calcaneal tubercle; calcaneal tuberosity. See cut-under tarsometatarsus.
    • In structure, relating to the calcaneum or heel-bone: as, calcaneal arteries, ligaments, etc.
    • In ornithology, of or pertaining to the trunk upper an element of the tarsometatarsus (tarsus of ordinary-language) of a bird, where there clearly was usually a tuberosity regarded by some ornithologists as a calcaneum, therefore known as by them: since, a calcaneal tubercle; calcaneal tuberosity. See cut-under tarsometatarsus.

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