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: Noun Play off that and set a mix of buck urine and/or tarsal near your stand. Michael Hanback, Outdoor Life, "7 Deer Hunting Tactics You’ve Never Tried Before But Should," 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, "Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 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, "Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 27 Sep. 2019 Try doctoring old scrapes with both estrus and tarsal as a challenge to other bucks. Michael Hanback, Outdoor Life, "Why Post-Rut is the New Best Time To Hunt Whitetails," 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, "Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 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, "Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 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, "Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 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, "Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 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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The first known use of tarsal was in 1817

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“Tarsal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarsal. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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