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Toes Turned Out
The pattern of movement of animals during (terrestrial) locomotion.
Gaits used by cats and dogs include the walk, the amble, the pace, the trot, the canter and the gallop.
Feet that are turned outwards.
A symmetrical, two-beat gait in which diagonally contralateral limbs move in unison.
This is an endurance gait, which allows coverage of ground at a reasonable speed but without expending maximum energy. The trot may, therefore, be maintained for hours.
The foot of a cranial (
An imaginary line along the direction of travel.
A digit of a foot .
Toes are named and identified by Roman numerals:
in a pentadactyl (
five-fingered or five-toed
) arrangement, the most medial digit, if present, is I (e.g. the human
) and the most lateral is V (e.g. the human
A foot in which toes are spread outwards.
Parts held close with little or no space between.
For example, toes which are tight have little or no interdigital space between them.
The tarsal region or tarsal joint of the hind leg of a quadruped.
Also known (colloquially) as the
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A to C
D to F
G to L
M to O
P to Q
R to S
T to Z
1. Feet turned outwards turned away from the
spread apart from each other or turning out. (e.g.
Opposite of toes being
Shih Tzu (Feet Turned Outwards)
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