hallux definition

  • noun:
    • The innermost or first digit regarding hind base of specific animals. The human being hallux is often called the big toe.
    • A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backwards.
    • the top toe
    • the initial, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding towards pollux when you look at the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds.
    • The innermost associated with the five digits which normally compose the hind foot of air-breathing vertebrates; in man, the fantastic toe. See cut under base.
    • the initial largest innermost toe

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