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tibiotarsus

[ tib-ee-oh-tahr-suhs ]
/ ˌtɪb i oʊˈtɑr səs /
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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.
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Origin of tibiotarsus

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

OTHER WORDS FROM tibiotarsus

tib·i·o·tar·sal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tibiotarsus

tibiotarsus
/ (ˌtɪbɪəʊˈtɑːsəs) /

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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