Definitions for halluxˈhæl əks; ˈhæl yəˌsiz
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big toe, great toe, hallux(noun)
the first largest innermost toe
The big toe
Origin: Modern Latin, from allus, hallus.
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
Origin: [NL., fr. L. hallex, allex.]
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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