Definition of talipes in English:


Line breaks: tali|pes
Pronunciation: /ˈtalɪpiːz


  • technical term for club foot.
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    • Lord Byron, Britain's great romantic who was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, was also born with talipes, or a club foot.
    • However, the consensus opinion seems to be that he had a mild form of talipes in his right 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’).


mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin talus 'ankle' + pes 'foot'.

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