talus

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1ta·lus

noun \ˈtā-ləs, ˈta-\

Definition of TALUS

1
:  a slope formed especially by an accumulation of rock debris
2
:  rock debris at the base of a cliff

Origin of TALUS

French, from Middle French, probably from Vulgar Latin *talutum side, slope; akin to Latin talutium slope indicating presence of gold under the soil
First Known Use: 1645

Rhymes with TALUS

2ta·lus

noun \ˈtā-ləs\
plural ta·li \ˈtā-ˌlī\

Definition of TALUS

1
:  the human tarsal bone that bears the weight of the body and that together with the tibia and fibula forms the ankle joint
2
:  the entire ankle

Origin of TALUS

New Latin, from Latin
First Known Use: 1578

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