/hal"euhks/, n., pl. halluces /hal"yeuh seez'/. Anat., Zool.
1. the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and other primates or of the hind foot of other mammals; great toe; big toe.
2. the comparable, usually backward-directed digit in birds.
[1825-35; < LL (h)allux, for L hallus, by assoc. with pollex thumb]

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