tarsometatarsus

noun
tar·so·meta·tar·sus | \ ˈtär-(ˌ)sō-ˈme-tə-ˌtär-səs \

Definition of tarsometatarsus 

: 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 tarsus also : the segment of the limb it supports

First Known Use of tarsometatarsus

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tarsometatarsus

New Latin, from tarsus + -o- + metatarsus

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