tibiotarsus

[tib-ee-oh-tahr-suh s]
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noun, plural tib·i·o·tar·si [tib-ee-oh-tahr-sahy] /ˌtɪb i oʊˈtɑr saɪ/. Ornithology.

the main bone of the leg of a bird, between the femur and tarsometatarsus, formed by the fusion of several tarsal bones with the tibia.

Nearby words

  1. tibia vara,
  2. tibiae,
  3. tibial artery,
  4. tibial nerve,
  5. tibiofibular,
  6. tibullus,
  7. tibur,
  8. tic,
  9. tic douloureux,
  10. tic-tac-toe

Origin of tibiotarsus

First recorded in 1880–85; tibi(a) + -o- + tarsus

Related formstib·i·o·tar·sal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for tibiotarsus

tibiotarsus

noun

the bone in the leg of a bird formed by fusion of the tibia and some of the tarsal bones

Word Origin for tibiotarsus

C19: from tibio- (combining form of tibia) + tarsus

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