- (in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus; talus.
Origin of astragalus
From New Latin, dating back to 1535–45; see origin at astragal
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Examples from the Web for astragalus
A few new species of Crucifer and Astragalus were obtained on the ridge.Western Himalaya and Tibet
The fibula articulates with the calcaneum, and the astragalus is very flat.
The two bones of the proximal row are the astragalus and calcaneum.
The caterpillar eats Astragalus, Thermopsis, and white clover.The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland
The os calcis is crushed between the astragalus and the ground.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- anatomy another name for talus 1
C16: via New Latin from Latin: astragal
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