To the tarsus succeeds the metatarsus, whose form reminds us very much of that of the metacarpals.
Every one looked to that point,I see a man of tarsus; and he says, Make mention of me!
Yet it was not for Cilicia and tarsus that this fire burned.
And thus her mind drew on to that supper at tarsus when she drank the pearl.
I remembered how normally we lived in the midst of massacre in tarsus and when the Bulgarians were attacking Constantinople.
The tarsus folds back; and the antenn are held as in a vice.
Herbert and I have a great deal of fun as we walk about tarsus.
The tarsus of the female palpi tapers from the base to the tip.
I remember some conversions that were as marvelous as that of Saul of tarsus.
The palpi of the female have the tibia and tarsus a little thickened.
the ankle bones collectively, 1670s, Modern Latin, from Greek tarsos "ankle, sole of the foot, rim of the eyelid," originally "flat surface, especially for drying," from PIE root *ters- "to dry" (cf. Greek teresesthai "to be or become dry," tersainein "to make dry;" Latin terra "land, ground, soil," torrere "dry up, parch;" see terrain).
tarsus tar·sus (tär'səs)
n. pl. tar·si (-sī)
The area of articulation between the foot and the leg, comprising the seven bones of the instep: the talus, calcaneus, navicular, three cuneiform, and cuboid bones.
The fibrous plate that supports and shapes the edges of the eyelids. Also called tarsal plate.
Plural tarsi (tär'sī, -sē)
the chief city of Cilicia. It was distinguished for its wealth and for its schools of learning, in which it rivalled, nay, excelled even Athens and Alexandria, and hence was spoken of as "no mean city." It was the native place of the Apostle Paul (Acts 21:39). It stood on the banks of the river Cydnus, about 12 miles north of the Mediterranean. It is said to have been founded by Sardanapalus, king of Assyria. It is now a filthy, ruinous Turkish town, called Tersous. (See PAUL.)