tarsus


tar·sus

noun \ˈtär-səs\

: the ankle or one of the seven small bones in the ankle

plural tar·si \-ˌsī, -ˌsē\

Full Definition of TARSUS

1
:  the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; also :  the small bones that support this part of the limb
2
:  the tarsal plate of the eyelid
3
:  the distal part of the limb of an arthropod

Origin of TARSUS

New Latin, from Greek tarsos wickerwork mat, flat of the foot, ankle, edge of the eyelid; akin to Greek tersesthai to become dry — more at thirst
First Known Use: circa 1615

Rhymes with TARSUS

Tar·sus

geographical name \ˈtär-səs\

Definition of TARSUS

city S Turkey near the Cilician Gates of ancient Cilicia pop 187,508

Rhymes with TARSUS

tar·sus

noun \ˈtär-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural tar·si \-ˌsī, -ˌsē\

Medical Definition of TARSUS

1
: the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg; also : the small bones supporting this part of the limb that include the three cuneiform bones and the cuboid in a distal row and the navicular, calcaneus, and talus in a proximal row

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