varus


varus

noun Pathology.

  1. abnormal angulation of a bone or joint, with the angle pointing away from the midline.

adjective

  1. pathol denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is turned inwards towards the midline of the body
n.

foot deformity, 1800, from Latin varus, literally “knock-kneed.”

adj.

  1. Characterized by an abnormal inward turning of a bone, especially of the hip, knee, or foot; occasionally used to indicate an outward turning.

n.

  1. A bone of the leg or foot characterized by such an abnormality.

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