Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Foot

1. terminal portion of the lower extremity consisting of the tarsus, metatarsus and digits.

2. paw of a primate; in the higher primates the foot refers to the hind paws, particularly in humans, which have a highly derived foot that is specialized for bipedal locomotion. Aka pes.

3. unit of measurement equal to 0.3048 m, or one-third of a yard.

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