astragalus

[a-strag-uh-luh s]
See more synonyms for astragalus on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural as·trag·a·li [a-strag-uh-lahy] /æˈstræg əˌlaɪ/. Zoology.
  1. (in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus; talus.

Origin of astragalus

From New Latin, dating back to 1535–45; see origin at astragal
Related formsas·trag·a·lar, adjectivesub·as·trag·a·lar, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for astragalus

bone, talus, anklebone, tarsus, astragalus

Examples from the Web for astragalus

Historical Examples of astragalus


British Dictionary definitions for astragalus

astragalus

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
  1. anatomy another name for talus 1

Word Origin for astragalus

C16: via New Latin from Latin: astragal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

astragalus in Medicine

astragalus

[ə-străgə-ləs]
n.
  1. talus
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.