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Meaning of TALIPES

Pronunciation:  'talu`peez

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes

TALIPES is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: clubfoot
 See Also: deformity, malformation, misshapenness, talipes calcaneus, talipes equinus, talipes valgus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tal"i*pes\, n. [NL., fr. L. talus an ankle + pes,
pedis, a foot; cf. L. talipedare to be weak in the feet,
properly, to walk on the ankles.] (Surg.)
The deformity called {clubfoot}. See {Clubfoot}.

Note: Several varieties are distinguished; as, {Talipes
      varus}, in which the foot is drawn up and bent inward;
      {T. valgus}, in which the foot is bent outward; {T.
      equinus}, in which the sole faces backward and the
      patient walks upon the balls of the toes; and {T.
      calcaneus} (called also {talus}), in which the sole
      faces forward and the patient walks upon the heel.