Definitions for halluxˈhæl əks; ˈhæl yəˌsiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hal•luxˈhæl əks; ˈhæl yəˌsiz(n.)(pl.)hal•lu•ces

  1. the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and of the hind foot of other vertebrates; big toe.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of hallux:

1825–35; < LL (h)allux, for L hallus, by assoc. with pollex thumb

hal′lu•cal-yə kəl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. big toe, great toe, hallux(noun)

    the first largest innermost toe

Wiktionary

  1. hallux(Noun)

    The big toe

  2. Origin: Modern Latin, from allus, hallus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hallux(noun)

    the first, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding to the pollux in the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds

Freebase

  1. Hallux

    In tetrapods, the hallux is the innermost toe of the foot. Despite its name it may not be the longest toe on the foot of some individuals. It is counted as digit I. The adjective form is "hallucal". The name stems from the Latin for the same, similar to the pollex, which refers to the thumb, the corresponding digit of the hand.

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