Definition of Great toe

1. Noun. The first largest innermost toe.

Exact synonyms: Big Toe, Hallux
Group relationships: Foot, Human Foot, Pes
Generic synonyms: Toe

Medical Definition of Great toe

1. The first, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding to the pollux in the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds. Origin: NL, fr. L. Hallex, allex. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Toe

great saphenous vein
great saphenous veins
great sciatic nerve
great seal
great skua
great snipe
great spotted kiwi
great spotted kiwis
great spotted woodpecker
great spotted woodpeckers
great superior pancreatic artery
great tinamou
great tinamous
great tit
great toe (current term)
great uncle
great uncles
great unwashed
great vein of Galen
great vessels
great white heron
great white hope
great white shark
great white sharks
great year
great yellow gentian
great yellowcress

Literary usage of Great toe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"Man walks on his toe and his heel; his great toe is his chief lever in walking, ... His great toe is the king of his toes. Among all the apes and monkeys, ..."

2. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"I have half cut my great toe off already. Axe went slap through my big plodding boots and set me dancing over the meadow as if ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The Abductor hallucis abducts the great toe from the others, and also flexes the proximal phalanx of this toe. And in the same way the action of the ..."

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