Definition of pes cavus in English:

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pes cavus

Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪvəs/
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːvəs/


Technical term for claw foot (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • 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.



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