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tarsal

[ tahr-suhl ]
/ ˈtɑr səl /
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adjective
of or relating to the tarsus of the foot.
pertaining to the tarsi of the eyelids.
noun
a tarsal bone, joint, or the like.
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Origin of tarsal

First recorded in 1810–20; tars(us) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM tarsal

in·ter·tar·sal, adjectivepost·tar·sal, adjectivesub·tar·sal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tarsal

tarsal
/ (ˈtɑːsəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or constituting the tarsus or tarsi
noun
a tarsal bone
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Scientific definitions for tarsal

tarsal
[ tärsəl ]

Adjective
Relating to or involving the ankle.
Noun
Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
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