Пяточная кость - Calcaneus

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The calcaneus is the largest of the tarsal bones. It is situated at the lower and back part of the foot, serving to transmit the weight of the body to the ground, and forming a strong lever for the muscles of the calf. It is irregularly cuboidal in form, having its long axis directed forward and lateralward; it presents for examination six surfaces.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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Общая анатомия > Кости; система скелета > Добавочный скелет > Кости нижней конечности > Свободная часть нижней конечности > Кости стопы > Кости предплюсны > Пяточная кость

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