Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Brevipes is from brevis, short; pes, foot; so called because of its short stem.

The description of the foot in the diagnosis of the family is based on the pes of this species.

All the limbs are plantigrade and pentedactylate, and the digits of the pes are clawed.

The pes is digitigrade or plantigrade, and has three, rarely four, digits.

The metatarsals are ankylosed together, and the pes has four digits.

In the Echidnidae the pes is turned outwards and backwards in walking.

In the Pinnipedia the pes differs much from that in the Carnivora vera.

The pes consists of two parts, the ankle or tarsus and the foot.

This is divisible into three portions, the thigh, the crus or shin, and the pes.

The Strombus (Pes pelecani) with and without its dilated lip; also some small Crabs, and other things.