astragalus

[ a-strag-uh-luhs ]
/ æˈstræg ə ləs /

noun, plural as·trag·a·li [a-strag-uh-lahy]. /æˈstræg əˌlaɪ/. Zoology.

(in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus; talus.

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Origin of astragalus

From New Latin, dating back to 1535–45; see origin at astragal

OTHER WORDS FROM astragalus

as·trag·a·lar, adjectivesub·as·trag·a·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for astragalus

astragalus
/ (æˈstræɡələs) /

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

anatomy another name for talus 1

Word Origin for astragalus

C16: via New Latin from Latin: astragal
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Medical definitions for astragalus

astragalus
[ ə-străgə-ləs ]

n.

talus
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