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tarsal

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adjective tar·sal \ˈtär-səl\

Definition of tarsal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the tarsus

  2. 2 :  being or relating to plates of dense connective tissue that serve to stiffen the eyelids



1817

First Known Use of tarsal

1817

Rhymes with tarsal


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tarsal

noun tar·sal

Definition of tarsal

  1. :  a tarsal part (as a bone or cartilage)



1881

First Known Use of tarsal

1881


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