tarsal

adjective
tar·​sal | \ ˈtär-səl How to pronounce tarsal (audio) \

Definition of tarsal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

tarsal

noun

Definition of tarsal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tarsal part (such as a bone or cartilage)

Examples of tarsal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The posterior tibial nerve is most susceptible in the tarsal tunnel, just behind the inside ankle bone. Jordan Duncan, Outside Online, 12 May 2021 Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which a nerve known as the posterior tibial compresses while traveling through the tarsal tunnel, reports Johns Hopkins Medicine. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 20 Sep. 2021 After recovering from the third tear, McLeod began to suffer from tarsal tunnel syndrome, a compression of a nerve at the back of her ankle that can cause complete loss of feeling in the foot. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 13 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Play off that and set a mix of buck urine and/or tarsal near your stand. Michael Hanback, Outdoor Life, 16 Oct. 2019 Nico #Schulz has suffered a partial ligament tear to a tarsal in his left foot and will not be available for #NIRGER on Monday. SI.com, 27 Sep. 2019 Nico #Schulz has suffered a partial ligament tear to a tarsal in his left foot and will not be available for #NIRGER on Monday. SI.com, 27 Sep. 2019 Try doctoring old scrapes with both estrus and tarsal as a challenge to other bucks. Michael Hanback, Outdoor Life, 4 Dec. 2019 Nico #Schulz has suffered a partial ligament tear to a tarsal in his left foot and will not be available for #NIRGER on Monday. SI.com, 27 Sep. 2019 Nico #Schulz has suffered a partial ligament tear to a tarsal in his left foot and will not be available for #NIRGER on Monday. SI.com, 27 Sep. 2019 Nico #Schulz has suffered a partial ligament tear to a tarsal in his left foot and will not be available for #NIRGER on Monday. SI.com, 27 Sep. 2019 Nico #Schulz has suffered a partial ligament tear to a tarsal in his left foot and will not be available for #NIRGER on Monday. SI.com, 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tarsal

Adjective

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1881, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jan 2022

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“Tarsal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarsal. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for tarsal

tarsal

adjective
tar·​sal | \ ˈtar-səl How to pronounce tarsal (audio) \

Medical Definition of tarsal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

tarsal

noun

Medical Definition of tarsal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tarsal part (as a bone or cartilage)

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