tarsus

noun
tar·sus | \ˈtär-səs \
plural tarsi\ˈtär-ˌsī, -ˌsē \

Definition of tarsus 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg also : the small bones that support this part of the foot and include bones of the ankle, heel, and arch

2 : the tarsal plate of the eyelid

3 : the distal part of the limb of an arthropod

Tarsus

geographical name
Tar·sus | \ˈtär-səs \

Definition of Tarsus (Entry 2 of 2)

city in southern Turkey near the Cilician Gates population 187,508

Note: Tarsus was the capital of ancient Cilicia.

First Known Use of tarsus

Noun

circa 1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tarsus

Noun

New Latin, from Greek tarsos wickerwork mat, flat of the foot, ankle, edge of the eyelid; akin to Greek tersesthai to become dry — more at thirst

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English Language Learners Definition of tarsus

: the ankle or one of the seven small bones in the ankle

tarsus

noun
tar·sus | \ˈtär-səs \
plural tarsi\-ˌsī, -ˌsē \

Medical Definition of tarsus 

1 : the part of the foot of a vertebrate between the metatarsus and the leg also : the small bones supporting this part of the limb that include the three cuneiform bones and the cuboid in a distal row and the navicular, calcaneus, and talus in a proximal row

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