noun, plural tar·si [tahr-sahy, -see] /ˈtɑr saɪ, -si/.
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Origin of tarsus
Words nearby tarsus
Definition for tarsus (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for tarsus
Tarsus feathered in front nearly to toes; only outer primary notched.Color Key to North American Birds|Frank M. Chapman
We believe that one hundred were killed in Tarsus and four hundred in villages nearby.The Red Rugs of Tarsus|Helen Davenport Gibbons
The Tarsus was still motionless, save only as she rolled with the sea, which was still calm.The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms|Laura Lee Hope
These characters with regard to the carpus and tarsus do not hold in Macrauchenia and its allies.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Feet of moderate length; tarsus with broad scutella; toes long, slender, flat beneath, outer directed outwards or backwards.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America|John James Audubon
British Dictionary definitions for tarsus (1 of 2)
noun plural -si (-saɪ)
- the corresponding part in other mammals and in amphibians and reptiles
- another name for tarsometatarsus