Meaning of talipes in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtalɪpiːz/


technical term for club foot
‘Lord Byron, Britain's great romantic who was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, was also born with talipes, or a club foot.’
  • ‘However, the consensus opinion seems to be that he had a mild form of talipes in his right foot.’
  • ‘In 2001 Edinburgh University awarded him a D.Sc. degree for research on spinal stenosis, and he was awarded the Syme professorship for work on congenital talipes (formerly called ‘club foot’).’
  • ‘Amie was born with bilateral talipes, meaning her feet were turning inwards.’


Mid 19th century modern Latin, from Latin talus ‘ankle’ + pes ‘foot’.