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tibiotarsus

[tib-ee-oh-tahr-suh s] /ˌtɪb i oʊˈtɑr səs/
noun, plural tibiotarsi
[tib-ee-oh-tahr-sahy] /ˌtɪb i oʊˈtɑr saɪ/ (Show IPA).
Ornithology.
1.
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
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; tibi(a) + -o- + tarsus
Related forms
tibiotarsal, adjective
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tibiotarsus

/ˌtɪbɪəʊˈtɑːsəs/
noun
1.
the bone in the leg of a bird formed by fusion of the tibia and some of the tarsal bones
Word Origin
C19: from tibio- (combining form of tibia) + tarsus
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