: the large compound bone of the lower leg of a bird that is formed by fusion of the metatarsals with the distal end of the tarsusalso: the segment of the limb it supports
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Recent Examples on the WebResearchers study owl fossils by looking at the shapes of their bones, including their tarsometatarsus, Smith said in an interview with LiveScience.
Fox News, 4 Aug. 2020
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