Talipes

talipes

(Science: surgery) The deformity called clubfoot. See Clubfoot.

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.

Origin: 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.

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