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tarsal

[ tahr-suhl ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the tarsus of the foot.
  2. pertaining to the tarsi of the eyelids.


noun

  1. a tarsal bone, joint, or the like.

tarsal

/ ˈtɑːsəl /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or constituting the tarsus or tarsi


noun

  1. a tarsal bone

tarsal

/ tärsəl /

Adjective

  1. Relating to or involving the ankle.


Noun

  1. Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
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Other Words From

  • inter·tarsal adjective
  • post·tarsal adjective
  • sub·tarsal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tarsal1

First recorded in 1810–20; tars(us) + -al 1
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Example Sentences

There are no Birds in which the tarsal bones remain separated and distinct throughout life.

Shortening the eyelid by excision of a portion of the tarsal plate.

The chief articulating parts are the tibia with the tibial tarsal bone (astragulus).

Sprains of the mesial tarsal ligaments cause lameness somewhat similar to that of spavin.

However, in every instance if there is involvement of the tibial tarsal (astragalus) bone, complete recovery is highly improbable.

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