noun, plural tar·si [tahr-sahy, -see] /ˈtɑr saɪ, -si/.
Origin of tarsus
Examples from the Web for tarsi
The hairs on the femora are much fewer than those on the tibi and tarsi.
The tarsi of the fourth pair of legs has a number of curved set in a single series.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
Tail from below greenish-yellow; tarsi horn-colour, bill above brownish, below yellowish with brown tip.Extinct Birds|Walter Rothschild
Thorax transversely striated, the articulations of the legs and the tarsi ferruginous.
The tarsi obscurely rufo-piceous, the claws ferruginous; wings dark fuscous, their base hyaline.
British Dictionary definitions for tarsi (1 of 2)
noun plural -si (-saɪ)
- the corresponding part in other mammals and in amphibians and reptiles
- another name for tarsometatarsus