(in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus; talus.
- as·trag·a·lar, adjective
- sub·as·trag·a·lar, adjective
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How to use astragalus in a sentence
astragalus, the upper bone of the foot supporting the tibia; the buckle, ankle, or sling bone.
astragalus, a genus of papilionaceous plants, herbaceous or shrubby, and often spiny.
The gummy exudation of the astragalus verus, hardened by the air.
Gum tragacanth, is gathered about the end of June, from the astragalus tragacantha of Crete and the surrounding islands.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
The cornfields are bright with English wild-flowers — dandelions, buttercups, astragalus, and a purple Michaelmas daisy.The Unveiling of Lhasa | Edmund Candler
British Dictionary definitions for astragalus
anatomy another name for talus 1
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