- the large bone in the lower leg of a bird with which the toe bones articulate, formed by the fusion of tarsal and metatarsal bones.
Origin of tarsometatarsus
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- a bone in the lower part of a bird's leg consisting of the metatarsal bones and some of the tarsal bones fused together
C19: tarso-, from tarsus + metatarsus
- Of or relating to the tarsal and metatarsal bones.
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