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- technical term for club foot
- ‘However, the consensus opinion seems to be that he had a mild form of talipes in his right foot.’
- ‘Lord Byron, Britain's great romantic who was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, was also born with talipes, or a club foot.’
- ‘In 2001 Edinburgh University awarded him a D.Sc. degree for research on spinal stenosis, and he was awarded the Syme professorship for work on congenital talipes (formerly called ‘club foot’).’
- ‘Amie was born with bilateral talipes, meaning her feet were turning inwards.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin talus ankle + pes foot.
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