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[hal-uh ks] /ˈhæl əks/

noun, plural halluces
[hal-yuh-seez] /ˈhæl yəˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy, Zoology.
the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and other primates or of the hind foot of other mammals; great toe; big toe.
the comparable, usually backward-directed digit in birds.
the first digit on the hind foot of a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian; the big toe of man

1831, from Modern Latin hallux, corruption of allex “great toe.”

hallux hal·lux (hāl’əks)
n. pl. hal·lu·ces (hāl’yə-sēz’, hāl’ə-)


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