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n 1 a  :  the back of the human foot below the ankle and behind the arch  b  :  the back of the hind limb of other vertebrates homologous with the human heel  2  :  an anatomical structure suggestive of the human heel: as  a  :  the hind part of a hoof  b  :  either of the projections of a coffin bone  c  :  the part of the palm of the hand nearest the wrist .

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