clubfoot


clubfoot
clubfooted, adj.
/klub"foot'/, n., pl. clubfeet for 1.
1. a congenitally deformed or distorted foot.
2. the condition of having such a foot; talipes.
3. Also called club. Naut. a short boom for fastening to the foot of a jib.
[1530-40; CLUB + FOOT]

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      congenital twisting of the foot. In the most common type, called talipes equinovarus, the heel bends upward and the front part of the foot is turned inward and bent toward the heel. The frequency of the disorder is equal in males and females. A mild form, possibly caused by poor position in the womb, may be cured by the use of wrappings, plaster casts, and sometimes a special splint; treatment is begun soon after birth, and the feet are usually normal by the time the child begins to walk. A more severe form requires surgery to free tendons and to position bones.

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  • Clubfoot — Club foot, n. [Club + foot.] (Med.) A short, variously distorted foot; also, the deformity, usually congenital, which such a foot exhibits; talipes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clubfoot — also club foot, 1530s, from CLUB (Cf. club) (n.) + FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clubfoot — [klub′foot΄] n. 1. a congenital deformity of the foot, characterized by a misshapen or twisted appearance; talipes 2. pl. clubfeet [klub′fēt΄] a foot so deformed clubfooted adj …   English World dictionary

  • Clubfoot — A common malformation of the foot that is evident at birth. The foot is turned in sharply so that the person seems to be walking on their ankle. The medical term for the common ( classic ) type of clubfoot is talipes equinovarus. Clubfoot can… …   Medical dictionary

  • clubfoot — Talipes Tal i*pes, n. [NL., fr. L. talus an ankle + pes, pedis, a foot; cf. L. talipedare to be weak in the feet, properly, to walk on the ankles.] (Surg.) The deformity called {clubfoot}. See {Clubfoot}. [1913 Webster] Note: Several varieties… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clubfoot — noun Date: 1538 a congenitally misshapen foot twisted out of position; also this deformity • clubfooted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clubfoot — noun A congenital deformity of the foot in which the ankle, heel and toes are twisted Syn: talipes …   Wiktionary

  • clubfoot — Synonyms and related words: arch, bowlegs, camelback, cleft palate, crookback, defacement, deformation, deformity, digit, disfigurement, dog, extremity, fetlock, flatfoot, foot, forefoot, forepaw, freakishness, harefoot, harelip, heel, hoof,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clubfoot — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. splayfoot, Dutch foot, taliped, talipes. See distortion …   English dictionary for students

  • clubfoot — club|foot [ klʌb,fut ] (plural club|feet) noun count a foot that has been twisted to one side since birth a. uncount a medical condition in which someone s foot is twisted to one side ╾ club|foot|ed adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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