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talus

noun ta·lus \ 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 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


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talus

noun ta·lus \ ˈtā-ləs \

Definition of talus

plural tali play \ˈtā-ˌlī\
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 and Etymology of talus

New Latin, from Latin


Medical Dictionary

talus

noun ta·lus \ ˈtā-ləs \

medical Definition of talus

plural tali play \ˈtā-ˌlī\
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 :the entire ankle

Illustration of talus



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