157. Feet and Legs


See also 14. ANATOMY ; 51. BODY, HUMAN ; 412. WALKING .

arthropod
any invertebrate of the phylum that includes insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods with jointed legs. — arthropod , arthropodal , arthropodan , arthropodous , adj .
artiodactyl
a hooved animal having an even number of toes or digits on each foot, as pigs, sheep, deer, etc. — artiodactylous , adj .
biped
an animal, as man, having two feet. — bipedal , adj .
chiropody
an earlier and still frequent term for podiatry. — chiropodist , n . — chiropodial , adj .
monopus
a person with only one leg or foot, usually as the result of a birth defect.
pedicure
care of the feet, either in a cosmetic or medical sense. — pedicurist, n .
pentadactylism
the quality of having five digits on each hand and foot. — pentadactylate , pentadactylic , pentadactylous , adj .
perissodactylism
the condition of having more than the usual number of digits on a hand or foot which are also excessively large and uneven. — perisso-dactylate , perissodactylic , perissodactylous , adj .
podagra
gout affecting the foot. — podagral , podagric , podagrical , podagrous , adj .
podiatry
a medical specialty concerned with the care and treatment of the foot. Also called podology . — podiatrist , n . — podiatric , adj .
podology
podiatry.
polydactylism
the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers. — polydactylous , adj .
sexdigitist
a person who has six fingers or six toes.
talipes
clubfoot; the state or condition of having a clubfoot. — taliped , adj .

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