- a tarsal bone, joint, or the like.
Origin of tarsal
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Examples from the Web for tarsal
I was also glad to be reminded of teeth of camel and tarsal bones.More Letters of Charles Darwin
The palpal organ is outside the tarsal joint, as it is in the Mygales.The Common Spiders of the United States
James Henry Emerton
Shortening the eyelid by excision of a portion of the tarsal plate.
The condition of the tarsal fold is characteristic of the species.A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group
William E. Duellman
The legs consist of six joints, the tarsal joints being large and two in number, and bearing a pair of terminal curved claws.Our Common Insects
Alpheus Spring Packard
- of, relating to, or constituting the tarsus or tarsi
- a tarsal bone
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Word Origin and History for tarsal
1817, from Modern Latin tarsalis, from Latin tarsus (see tarsus).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or situated near the tarsus of the foot.
- Of or relating to the tarsus of the eyelid.
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- Relating to or involving the ankle.
- Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
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