of or relating to the tarsus of the foot. pertaining to the tarsi of the eyelids.
a tarsal bone, joint, or the like.
Related formsin·ter·tar·sal, adjectivepost·tar·sal, adjectivesub·tar·sal, adjective
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of, relating to, or constituting the tarsus or tarsi
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Word Origin and History for tarsals
1817, from Modern Latin tarsalis, from Latin tarsus (see tarsus).
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Of, relating to, or situated near the tarsus of the foot.
Of or relating to the tarsus of the eyelid.
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Relating to or involving the ankle.
Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.
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