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astragalus

[a-strag-uh-luh s] /æˈstræg ə ləs/
noun, plural astragali
[a-strag-uh-lahy] /æˈstræg əˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Zoology.
1.
(in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus; talus.
Origin of astragalus
1535-1545
From New Latin, dating back to 1535-45; See origin at astragal
Related forms
astragalar, adjective
subastragalar, adjective
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astragalus

/æˈstræɡələs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
(anatomy) another name for talus1
Word Origin
C16: via New Latin from Latin: astragal
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astragalus in Medicine

astragalus as·trag·a·lus (ə-strāg'ə-ləs)
n.
See talus.

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