Definition of pes cavus in English:

pes cavus

noun

  • technical term for claw foot
    • ‘If other members of the family have similar symptoms, pes cavus, or claw toes, the patient may have hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy.’
    • ‘However, individuals with pes cavus are also potentially at risk.’
    • ‘Individuals with pes planus (low arches or flat feet) or pes cavus (high arches) are at increased risk for developing plantar fasciitis.’
    • ‘Conditions that increase tension on the plantar fascia and may cause pain include pes planus, pes cavus, and a tight Achilles tendon.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

pes cavus

/ˈkeɪvəs/