1. [syn: clubfoot, talipes]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Talipes \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled
shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
[syn: clubfoot, talipes]