- the main bone of the leg of a bird, between the femur and tarsometatarsus, formed by the fusion of several tarsal bones with the tibia.
Origin of tibiotarsus
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On the tibiotarsus, the peroneus and gastrocnemius muscles were measured.Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds
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The inner cnemial crest is pronounced and directed anteriorly on the anterior surface of the proximal end of the tibiotarsus.
The fibular crest is longitudinal on the lateral surface of the tibiotarsus and fuses with the middle part of the fibula.
This tendon incloses the patella and inserts on a line along the proximal edges of the cnemial crests of the tibiotarsus.
Immediately above the external condyle of the tibiotarsus this tendon divides.
- the bone in the leg of a bird formed by fusion of the tibia and some of the tarsal bones
C19: from tibio- (combining form of tibia) + tarsus
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