noun (plural pedes /ˈpēdēz/ /ˈpedēz/ //)technical
The human foot, or the corresponding terminal segment of the hind limb of a vertebrate animal.
- Both hindlimbs are directed outward from the pelvis, with the superbly preserved pedes exposed splayed out in dorsal view.
- The variance in the general build of the manus and pes is presumably due to scaling with respect to the wide range in body sizes seen among synapsids.
- Sauropod footprints show heteropody, with relatively small manus and large pes prints.
Mid 19th century: from Latin, 'foot'.
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