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talus

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noun ta·lus \ˈtā-ləs, ˈta-\

Definition of talus

  1. 1 :  a slope formed especially by an accumulation of rock debris

  2. 2 :  rock debris at the base of a cliff

Origin and Etymology 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


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talus

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noun ta·lus \ˈtā-ləs\

Definition of talus

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tali

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  1. 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. 2 :  the entire ankle

Origin and Etymology of talus

New Latin, from Latin


First Known Use: 1578


Medical Dictionary

talus

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noun ta·lus \ˈtā-ləs\

Medical Definition of talus

plural

tali

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  1. 1:  the human astragalus that bears the weight of the body and together with the tibia and fibula forms the ankle joint—called also anklebone

  2. 2:  the entire ankle

Illustration of talus



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