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Bone: Calcaneus
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The calcaneus forms the bony part of the heel. It forms a joint with the talus bone, the subtalar joint.
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Bones of the foot, with the calcaneus shown in red
Latin Calcaneus, Calcaneum, Os calcis

The calcaneus is a bone of the foot and part of the heel. Its name came from the Latin word calcaneus or calcaneum, meaning heel.

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