tarsal

[tahr-suh l]
noun
  1. a tarsal bone, joint, or the like.

Origin of tarsal

First recorded in 1810–20; tars(us) + -al1
Related formsin·ter·tar·sal, adjectivepost·tar·sal, adjectivesub·tar·sal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tarsal

tarsal

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or constituting the tarsus or tarsi
noun
  1. a tarsal bone
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Word Origin and History for tarsal
adj.

1817, from Modern Latin tarsalis, from Latin tarsus (see tarsus).

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tarsal in Medicine

tarsal

[tärsəl]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or situated near the tarsus of the foot.
  2. Of or relating to the tarsus of the eyelid.
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tarsal in Science

tarsal

[tärsəl]
Adjective
  1. Relating to or involving the ankle.
Noun
  1. Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
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