- a tarsal bone, joint, or the like.
Origin of tarsal
Examples from the Web for tarsals
Historical Examples of tarsals
The tarsals are ankylosed respectively to the tibia and metatarsals as in other birds.
The carpals, tarsals, metacarpals, and metatarsals are all free.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
The third segment consists of nine small bones, the carpals of the wrist or the tarsals of the ankle.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
The distal row of tarsals consists of three very small pieces of calcified cartilage.
- of, relating to, or constituting the tarsus or tarsi
- a tarsal bone
Word Origin and History for tarsals
1817, from Modern Latin tarsalis, from Latin tarsus (see tarsus).
- Of, relating to, or situated near the tarsus of the foot.
- Of or relating to the tarsus of the eyelid.
- Relating to or involving the ankle.
- Any of the seven bones of the tarsus.