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pes cavus

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Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪvəs
 
, ˈkɑːvəs/

Definition of pes cavus in English:

noun

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.

Origin

Latin.

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