Definition of pes in English:


Syllabification: pes
Pronunciation: /pēs, pās

noun (plural pedes /ˈpēdēz, ˈpedēz/)

  • The human foot, or the corresponding terminal segment of the hind limb of a vertebrate animal.
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    • 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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