from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sole of a proleg of a lepidopterous larva.
  • noun In vertebrate anat., the sole of the foot: corresponding to palma of the hand, and opposed to dorsum or the rotular aspect of the foot. See cuts under digitigrade and plantigrade.i
  • noun In ornithology, the back of the shank; the hind part of the tarso-metatarsus, corresponding morphologically to the sole of the foot of a mammal. See cut under booted.
  • noun In entomology the first joint of the tarsus, when it is large or otherwise distinguished from the rest, which are then collectively called the digitus. Also called metatarsus, in which ease the other joints collectively are the dactylus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy The sole of the foot


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