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tarsometatarsus

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noun tar·so·meta·tar·sus \ˈtär-(ˌ)sō-ˈme-tə-ˌtär-səs\

Definition of tarsometatarsus

  1. :  the large compound bone of the tarsus of a bird; also :  the segment of the limb it supports



Origin of tarsometatarsus

New Latin, from tarsus + -o- + metatarsus


First Known Use: 1854


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