from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quadrangular bone at the back of the tarsus. Also called heel bone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The large bone making up the heel of the human foot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as talipes calcaneus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the largest tarsal bone; forms the human heel
Late Latin calcāneus, heel, from Latin calcāneum, from calx, calc-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin calcāneus ("heel"), rare form of calx ("heel"). (Wiktionary)