tarsal

[ tahr-suhl ]
/ ˈtɑr səl /

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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Medical definitions for tarsal

tarsal
[ tärsəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or situated near the tarsus of the foot.
Of or relating to the tarsus of the eyelid.
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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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