Definition of Hallux

1. Noun. The first largest innermost toe.

Exact synonyms: Big Toe, Great Toe
Group relationships: Foot, Human Foot, Pes
Generic synonyms: Toe



Definition of Hallux

1. n. 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.

Definition of Hallux

1. Noun. (anatomy) The big toe ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hallux

1. the big toe [n -LUCES] : HALLUCAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Hallux

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hallux

hallucinators
hallucinatory
hallucinatory neuralgia
hallucinaut
hallucinauts
hallucinogen
hallucinogenesis
hallucinogenic
hallucinogenic drug
hallucinogenics
hallucinogenlike
hallucinogens
hallucinoses
hallucinosis
hallus
hallux (current term)
hallux dolorosus
hallux extensus
hallux flexus
hallux malleus
hallux rigidus
hallux valgus
hallux varus
halluxes
hallway
hallways
hallyon
hallyons
halm
halma

Literary usage of Hallux

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1. A Treatise on Orthopedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1903)
"hallux flexus, painful great toe. hallux rigidus is a painful affection of the great toe-joint, characterized by restriction of motion, particularly of the ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1886)
"It is with the distal part of this bone that the toe which it is customary to call the hallux articulates. In the case of the Dorking the rudimentary 1st ..."

3. The Clinical Journal (1906)
"becomes enlarged, exactly the opposite to what happens in hallux ... In hallux rigidus the articular surface of the head of metatarsal bone is displaced ..."

4. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"Specimens are described by COCES and also by SAUNDERS having the hallux including ... SAUNDERS remarks that this hallux is small for the size of the bird, ..."

5. Technique of Operations on the Bones, Joints, Muscles and Tendons by Robert Soutter (1917)
"Operation for hallux Valgus.—hallux Valgus often accompanies other deformities. Where the hallux valgus deformity is not extreme, a tenotomy, preferably a ..."

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